1. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Momentum Is (Almost) Everything For Detroit

    Half way through the weekend, and half of it still left. I'm glad I had a chance to get away for a few minutes so I could relax. Yes, to me this is relaxation. I don't mean to say I told you so but...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 880 reads 1 comments

  2. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Wish I Could Have Seen Dallas Whip Anaheim Tonight

    I come home today from work, and check out what Stanley Cup playoff games are on TV tonight. I check the NHL website; they're advertising the Washington Capitals vs. the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 694 reads 2 comments

  3. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Detroit Loses Game 4, Are You Scared?

    OK, kiddies, take a deep breath, now let it out. And another, and another...in through your nose, out through your mouth. Feel better? Good. Because Detroit is not done...... yet...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 746 reads 5 comments

  4. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Nashville Cuts Detroit's Lead By One

    "Oh, how the mighty have fallen." No, wait, "Flash in the Pan, Wings". Or, how about, "The 'Dead' Wings are alive and well"...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 522 reads 3 comments

  5. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Won’t You Come Home, B. Shanny?

    (Title Tune: Won't You Come Home, Bill Baily?) 15 April 2008 Mr. Brendan Shanahan c/o The New York Rangers Madison Square Garden New York, NY 10121 Dear Mr...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 606 reads 1 comments

  6. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Dominik Hasek Comes Through in Game 2

    Boy, that was a close one. The Detroit Red Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead before two quick goals by the Nashville Predators tied the game at two...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 635 reads 0 comments

  7. Conn Smythe Winner (part 2): A Shirt, a Shirt, My Kingdom for a Shirt!

    Alright, first I have to apologize to all of you waiting with bated breath for my pick for the 2008 Conn Smythe Trophy winner...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 438 reads 3 comments

  8. 2008 NHL Playoffs: It's Showtime for the Detroit Red Wings!

    "Ladies and Gentlemen! May I have your attention in the center rink? Introducing the 2008 Stanley Cup Champions, Your Detroit Red Wings!" The cheers are deafening, the ...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 3,954 reads 1 comments

  9. Conn Smythe Contest: And the Winner Is…?

    Nicklas Lidstrom holds up Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002.OK. You want me to pick a Conn Smythe winner for this year’s NHL season...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  10. NHL Playoff Profile: Nicklas Lidstrom, Simply the Best

    He's quiet, reserved and hardly gets a penalty during a game. In fact, you hardly know he's on the ice until the announcer says, "No. 5 has it at the blue line, he shoots.........

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 656 reads 1 comments

  11. NHL Profile: Pavel Datsyuk

    Take the longevity of Gordie Howe, the intelligence of Igor Larionov and the talent of Steve Yzerman and what do you get?Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wing's star center...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 3,076 reads 1 comments

  12. Red Wings: Detroit "Dom"inates Chicago with Season-Ending Win

    The Detroit Red Wings "Dom"inated the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday afternoon, with a 4-1 victory as they enter the Stanley Cup Playoffs.The win gave Detroit a 115 point total for the 2007-'08 campaign...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 1,423 reads 2 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs: How About an Original Six Cup Final?

    The Detroit Red Wings in the West, the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in the East. The last four remaining teams of the “Original Six” to go after Lord Stanley’s Cup this season...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 1,690 reads 5 comments

  14. NHL Playoffs: Superstitions Ain’t the Way

    Superstitions abound in all sports around the world and the NHL and hockey, in general, are not immune to them. From shaving to not shaving to not changing underwear to team rituals, all of which are used by players, teams, owners and franchises...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 1,091 reads 1 comments

  15. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Another Presidential Victory For Detroit!

    Not only did the Detroit Red Wings win Thursday night and not only did they come from behind to win with a last second goal by Henrik Zetterberg, but they also came away with the 2007-08 President's Trophy...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 709 reads 1 comments

  16. NHL Playoffs: Experience vs. Youth? I'll Take the Old Guys

    The old dog vs. the young lion, youth and strength vs. age and experience, David vs. Goliath. It doesn't matter how you say it, it is the age old question of which one will come out on top...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 737 reads 1 comments

  17. NHL Playoffs: Injuries Could Hamper Red Wings Chances......Not!

    Injuries have always played a big role in a team's trophy accomplishments and the Detroit Red Wings are not immune to the plague...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 842 reads 1 comments

  18. Will the Red Wings Finally Do It?

    2002. The last time the Detroit Red Wings placed a ring on the Stanley Cup trophy. Will they do it again?It is true that the Wings have dominated the league since the mid-'90s, but have fallen ...

    The Captain -Brian Kates Written by The Captain -Brian Kates about over 6 years ago 614 reads 4 comments