Red Wings Brian Rafalski Expected To Retire

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Red Wings Brian Rafalski Expected To Announce Retirement Wednesday

 

The Detroit Red Wings have announced a press conference for 11:00am Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena where it is expected that defenseman Brian Rafalski will announce his retirement from the National Hockey League after eleven seasons.  This was Rafalski’s fourth season in Detroit after previously playing for the New Jersey Devils, and in Sweden and Finland.  The 37 year old, who went undrfated after a college career at Wisconsin, has one year left on his contract.  It is believed that knee and back injuries over the last couple seasons are contributing to the retirement.

 

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USA Hockey in Gold-Medal Game

?6-1 Victory Against Finland at Olympic Winter Games propels Team USA forward.

All 6 Goals come in first period

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team scored six first-period goals en route to a 6-1 win against Finland here today in the semifinal round of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. With the victory, the U.S. improved to 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and advanced to the tournament’s gold-medal game on Sunday (Feb. 28).
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USA Men’s Hockey Blanks Switzerland

Team USA to Play in Semifinal Round Friday!

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Zach Parise (Prior Lake, Minn./New Jersey Devils/Univ. of North Dakota) scored his first two goals of the tournament and Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich./Buffalo Sabres/Michigan State Univ.) turned aside all 19 shots faced as the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team downed Switzerland, 2-0, here today in the quarterfinal round of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. With the victory, the U.S. improved to 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and will play in the semifinal round Friday (Feb. 26).
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Meet Ryan Miller: Team USA’s Goalie Part 1

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By Paul M. Banks

The Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller got off to a blistering start this NHL season, his numbers so dominant during the first month of play that it sent a message to Team USA hockey about who their starting goalie should be.

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Team USA Takes a Step in the Right Direction with Win over Swiss

by Peter Chrisitan

Heading into the 2010 Olympics the USA Hockey had a very public list of relatively attainable goals:

  • Don’t get embarrassed
  • Establish the United States as a premier hockey country
  • Compete for a medal

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