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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thoughts on prospects' Game 1

-- Why doesn't the NHL Network show these games live? Is there a good reason to tape delay their coverage for a day or two?

-- Cory Emmerton was the first star of the game (4-0 win over Rangers) with two goals and an assist. He outraced a New York defenseman to a loose puck in the Rangers' zone with enough speed that the defender fell. That led to a centering pass and a Zack Torquato slam for a 3-0 lead late in the second period.

-- Justin Abdelkader and Sergei Kolosov were teh two most physical players on the ice. Both had at least two big hits.

-- Goalie Daniel Larsson looked very good in his North American debut. Very quick and in control.

-- Here's my new favorite player ... Jordan Foreman. When a Rangers player was bent over the boards along the Wings' bench, Foreman delayed the opponent's return to the action by subtly holding the Rangers' sleeve. Love that Slap Shot stuff.

-- Thomas McCollum had a couple of sparkling saves in relief of Larsson.

-- Mattias Ritola looks more confident and sharper than he did at camp last fall.


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