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Nicklas Lidstrom's decision to hang up his skates caught everyone off-guard, even though he left open the possibility for each of the past couple seasons.
On this week's Detroit Sports Show, we discuss what Lidstrom meant to us and the city of Detroit, how the Red Wings can move forward now that he's gone, and what's next for the franchise with its captain heading out.
Join Bryan Yates from NHL On the Ice and Peter Fish from Octopus Thrower.com for 30 minutes of Red Wings hockey talk. We cover the news and notes from the Red Wings.
Coming up on today show we discuss Tuesday's game against the Devils, the trade deadline and the upcoming games on Thursday night game against the Avalanche with Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony and on Friday night against the Devils.
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al's podcast is released every Monday on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!
This week, Eno and Big Al welcome back the third jerk, Matt Hutter of Bleacher Report, to talk all things Detroit Red Wings. Matt gives us his thoughts on the number retirement of Nick Lidstrom, the deadline trade for center David Legwand, fighting in the NHL and the team's playoff outlook.
In the second half of the show, The Knee Jerks cover the legacy left by the late William Clay Ford and how his death affects the future of the Detroit Lions, Eno and Big Al also cover the status of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who was unable to attended the number retirement of Lidstrom due to his failing health.
There's all that and more, including "Whose Birthday Is It?" and our "Jerk of the Week!"
Join Bryan Yates and Alan Zlotorzynski Sunday's 7-9 pm EST for 2 hours of Hockey talk. We cover the NHL, AHL, CHL, College Hockey, Fantasy Hockey and much more. We would love your participation on the show. You can join us by joining the chat room or call into the show at (714) 202-9918.
Coming up tonight, Bryan and Alan discuss the trade deadline moves from Wednesday, we also discuss the retiring jerseys of Niklas Lidstrom, Joe Nieuwendyk and Mike Modano. Also we take a look at our weekly playoff standings, news and notes from around the NHL.
Also, joining us Editor at Bolts By The Bay/Entertainment Editor at http://FanSided.com, Tasha Meares. Tasha joins us to discuss the trade deadline move that sent Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers.
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Co-hosts Rob Kirk and Adam Rickert discuss the possible Olympic rosters for Canada and the United States. The guys will discuss Nick Lidstrom's number retirement and provide updates from the NHL offseason. They'll talk about some of the best and worst roster moves of the summer and discuss performance enhancing drugs and their place in the world of hockey.
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the Voice of Reason), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al broadcast live every Monday night at 7PM Eastern on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!
This week Big Al and Eno, the man who knows a lot about a lot things, talk Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and the NFL. We also welcome back Bleacher Report's Adam Biggers for Adam Rants. Adam takes on the latest news on the NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel.
Jhonny Perlata and others involved in the Biogenesis investigation are finally being suspended.
To replace Peralta, the Tigers acquire slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox as part of a three-way trade.
Iglesias will be the Tigers' long-term shortstop, Peralta moving on in free agency after the season.
The silliy fallout over Iglesias wearing the number one, out of circulation since Lou Whitaker retired.
The Tigers acquire the bullpen arm they desperately neededin Astros' closer Jose Veras.
The Red Wings will retire Nicklas Lidstrom's number five before a game with the Avalanche next season.
The Pistons give up on Brandon Knight as paret of a sign and trade deal with the Bucks for point guard Brandon Jennings.
The Pistons have become a far more interesting to watch team thanks to Joe Dumars' aggressive off season.
The NFL makes ridiculous changes to the Pro Bowl rules trying to generate interest in a boring, unecessary game.
All that plus the Birthday Game and the Jerk of the Week!
Join Alan Zlotorzynski for the pre-game edition of Capitals Corner starting at 5:00 on the Fanspeak Radio Network. Alan will breakdown and preview the Washington Capitals important battle with the Montreal Canadiens.
Following a tough 3-1 loss to the Senators in Ottawa, the Caps must get 2-points tonight to keep their slim division lead over the Winnipeg Jets.
Alan will have the top 5 media notes for each team and the top 5 stats that matter as the Caps look for two important points at the Bell Center. Alan will also have the Caps week in review and the Fanspeak 3 Stars of the Week. You will hear every Caps goal from John Walton, as it was broadcast on the Caps play-by-play network this past week.
With the playoffs scheduled to start next week, Alan will also break down the current playoff picture in the NHL. He will get you up to date on the likeliest scenarios for the Capitals and which teams Washington is likely to face should they make the tournament.
Speaking of the playoffs, Alan will re-live some of the greatest moments in Capitals playoff history.
This week was the anniversary of one of the greatest goals in Franchise history and you will hear the actual call of Dale Hunter’s Game 7 overtime goal vs. the Flyers in 1988. But was it the greatest goal in Caps history. Alan will have the Top 5 Greatest playoff goals in Caps history and you can join in the show by logging into the Fanspeak Radio Chat Room to give your opinions.
You will also hear interviews from Karl Alzner and head coach Adam Oates, as well as Joe B with an update on Nicklas Backstrom. Craig Laughlin also chimes in with his thoughts on the Caps loss in Ottawa.
Alan will finish with a check on the Caps minor league affiliates, as well as NHL news and notes- including the FANSPEAK TOP 10 teams in the league.
Before the puck is dropped in south Florida tonight, be sure to join Alan Zlotorzynski for a special pre-game edition of CAPITALS CORNER/ THE NHL SHOW.
With a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, the Washington Capitals enters tonight’s contest vs. the Florida Panthers in first place of the Southeast Division. The Capitals have relied of their core veteran players during this recent surge.
Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin have combined to score 18 goals and register 35-points during the Capitals recent run.
Alan will break down the trade that sent the Capitals top first round selection from last year’s NHL Draft, Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for veteran Martin Erat. He will tell you why it is not as bad as you have been reading or hearing.
Washington earned a point in every game this past week while posting a record of 3-0-1. Three of their four contests required overtime or a shootout to decide. With the help of Caps play-by-play man John Walton, Alan will have all of the audio highlights as well as the stats that matter from a very important week.
Alan will also recap the NHL trade deadline, as well as have all of the news and notes from around the rest of the league. He will also take you down to the minors where the Hershey Bears are fighting for a playoff spot and Reading Royals are in the playoffs.
Alan will wrap up the show with Fanspeak.com NHL POWER POLL. Showtime is 5:30 on the Fanspeak Radio Network and Alan will take you up to the opening faceoff.
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