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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 06:41 PM

The Red Wings head to Toronto with a three-game winning streak on the line but with the Maple Leafs having only two wins on the season it's hard not to look at the pregame ceremony as the more important event tonight.

As part of the annual Hall of Fame Game, the Class of 2009 will be honored prior to tonight's matchup. Three former Red Wings are included in the class, headlined by longtime captain Steve Yzerman.

Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille round out the Detroit contingent while former New York Ranger Brian Leetch and New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello will also be honored.

The ceremony will be televised by both FSD and the CBC and is expected to push the game's start time back to 7:28.

The Wings will honor Yzerman at their first home game after Monday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, next Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks.

In actual game news, Detroit will be without Patrick Eaves, who is nursing a sore foot. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot in Thursday's win over San Jose.

Brad May will return to the lineup to replace Eaves. May will play on the fourth line with Justin Abdelkader and Kirk Maltby while Ville Leino moves up to the third line to take Eaves' spot alongside Kris Draper and Darren Helm.

No other lineup changes are expected. Chris Osgood will start in goal.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:15 PM

Coolest thing about bringing out all the old-timers in the ceremony, with Lanny MacDonald you get a Colorado Rockies reference.

Okay, not coolest, just fun.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:16 PM

I should add that, yes, I'm rocking an Yzerman jersey in his honor tonight.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:22 PM

Biggest ovation of the night for Stevie. Damn straight.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:23 PM

Coolest thing about bringing out all the old-timers in the ceremony, with Lanny MacDonald you get a Colorado Rockies reference.

Okay, not coolest, just fun.

You better believe a Rockies reference is cool

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:37 PM

Almost ruined a pretty solid start if it weren't for a goal post there.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:44 PM

Will our defensemen stop falling down? That's two in a row now.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:44 PM

f*ck's sake. A couple of minutes or so of complete dominance by the Wings then the Leafs go down the other end and score.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 07:58 PM

Big kill on a cheap call.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:03 PM

f*cking great end to the f*cking period. Urgh.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:03 PM

Top defensive pair and there's still two Leafs in behind them. Jesus.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:31 PM

This is taking the p*ss. The Leafs are taking just about all their chances, the Wings the complete opposite.

#13 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:31 PM

Just turned the game on to watch them score. What's going on here!??!?

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:37 PM

Fantastic, Wings are getting their asses kicked and now Williams is hurt.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:37 PM

This is serious for Williams. Looks like it's his knee.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, that's bad. He's done for awhile. God, this season is brutal.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:43 PM

Mickey: "Still no word on Jason Williams..."

f*cked. That's what the word is.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 08:57 PM

On CBC they say he's going for x-rays. In my experience of knee injuries, that's usually just a precation, as there's not much else they can do while there's swelling on the knee.

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 09:00 PM

At least the Wings kick ass in the third period?

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Posted November 07, 2009 - 09:22 PM

Finally! Cleary!




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