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08:29 AM ET 11.19 | During the course of the lockout, a few lines worth of Red Wings players have been gathering to skate at a local public rink in hopes of keeping their skills somewhat intact. For the guys shooting the puck it appears easier, although missing the hitting and competitive nature of games and practices is getting increasingly difficult. But the guys stopping the puck, Red Wings goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson, along with other locked out goalies around the NHL, might be having a tougher time keeping sharp. "Definitely it's a lot different compared to the normal practices we're used to," Howard said after a workout last week. "Playing these cross-ice games, even though they're fun, they're just not realistic."

The Detroit News

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November 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Shortside sharp is about as good as 26 oz's deep Ed Belfour after punching three holes through the locker room wall. If he's not sharp, there are going to be some real massacres at the Joe.

At the best of times Shortside's as sharp as a marble.

November 19, 2012  09:22 AM ET

You poor Guys...playing shinny while we go to work...tragic hardship for you goalies for sure.

November 19, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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You poor Guys...playing shinny while we go to work...tragic hardship for you goalies for sure.

Harry..............If I've told you once, I've told you, er, more than once..........don't use that 4-letter word (W-O-R-K) on the threads. It's just not conducive to me goofing off in comfort!

:-(

November 19, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Let the excuses begin...

November 19, 2012  09:27 AM ET

First we get Bryz stories, King stories and now Shortside story....

November 19, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Harry..............If I've told you once, I've told you, er, more than once..........don't use that 4-letter word (W-O-R-K) on the threads. It's just not conducive to me goofing off in comfort!:-(

Sincere apologies ;-)

November 19, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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First we get Bryz stories, King stories and now Shortside story....

Don't be redundant. Shortside stories are 'King' stories.

Albeit Stephen King, as in "Horror Stories."

November 19, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Don't be redundant. Shortside stories are 'King' stories.Albeit Stephen King, as in "Horror Stories."

Ha.

November 19, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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You poor Guys...playing shinny while we go to work...tragic hardship for you goalies for sure.

Not their fault they got locked out.

November 19, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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At the best of times Shortside's as sharp as a marble.

He will still outperform Leighton.


Bet on it! :)

November 19, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Not their fault they got locked out.

It sorta is. They could have hidden key in one of those fake rocks.

November 19, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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He will still outperform Leighton.

Bet on it! :)

I did! :-)

November 19, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Not their fault they got locked out.

Sure it is. If they agreed to everything put before them they'd be playing now.

November 19, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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First we get Bryz stories, King stories and now Shortside story....

It's very...short-sighted of you to think this is a story solely about Shortside. This story obviously is about Zetterberg bringing Swedish candies to the U.S. and his brilliant business foresight that there would be a void with Twinkies going out of business.

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November 19, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Sure it is. If they agreed to everything put before them they'd be playing now.

And the owners/Bettman could have taken the extra 7% of HRR and run with it...but no. We are where we are (btw, I'm using this instead of the trite/annoying "It is what it is.").

November 19, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Sure it is. If they agreed to everything put before them they'd be playing now.

Yea, but it's a little hard to play with a shaft up the you know whatsiz. ;)

November 19, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Your faith is admirable.

Sorry Danny.....I bet on Leighton. lol

 
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