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ESPN is releasing a two-hour E60 documentary titled “Unrivaled” that will chronicle the fierce rivalry between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The premiere date is not yet known but will be sometime in June.

The documentary will feature interviews from Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy, Adam Foote, Mike Ricci, Marc Crawford, Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Mike Vernon, Kris Draper, Darren McCarty, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Scotty Bowman.

The Avalanche and Red Wings met in the playoffs five times between 1996 and 2002 and combined to win five Stanley Cups during that seven-year span.

The rivalry took off in the 1996 Western Conference Final when Claude Lemieux broke Draper’s jaw and orbital bone with a hit from behind into the boards. The two teams engaged in one of the most famous brawls in NHL history the following season.

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin underwent core muscle surgery Monday and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season, the team announced.

The full recovery period is expected to be 8-10 weeks.

Larkin leads the Red Wings with 31 goals and 69 points in 70 contests this season.

Detroit has six games remaining on its schedule. The club sits sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 29-37-10 record and will miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a suspected torn ACL, head coach Jeff Blashill announced Friday.

Fabbri is set to undergo further evaluation. He exited during the second period of the Red Wings’ 6-5 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday with a lower-body injury.

The Red Wings placed him on injured reserve and recalled winger Taro Hirose from the AHL in a corresponding move.

Fabbri registered 17 goals and 13 assists in 56 games this campaign while averaging over 17 minutes a contest.

The 26-year-old has dealt with a slew of severe left knee ailments and has undergone multiple surgeries throughout his career. The latest injury is on his right knee, according to The Athletic’s Max Bultman.

Fabbri suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in February 2017 as a member of the St. Louis Blues and missed the remainder of that campaign. He reinjured his knee the following training camp and was forced to sit out the entire 2017-18 season.

A first-round pick of the Blues in 2014, Fabbri has 73 goals and 79 assists in 302 career contests.

The New York Islanders have claimed forward Austin Czarnik off waivers from the Seattle Kraken, according to TSN’s Chris Johnston. The Detroit Red Wings also claimed defenseman Olli Juolevi from the Florida Panthers.

The Kraken originally claimed Czarnik off waivers from the Islanders in February. He skated in six games with the team, registering two assists. Czarnik put up five points in 11 games with New York before joining Seattle.

The Panthers acquired Juolevi in October in a trade that sent defenseman Noah Juulsen and forward Juho Lammikko to the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver drafted the 23-year-old fifth overall in the 2016 draft. Juolevi went pointless in 10 contests with Florida this season.

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin will miss the remainder of the season due to an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday.

Larkin joins a slew of forwards including Tyler BertuzziFrans Nielsen, and Bobby Ryan who have also already been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.

Detroit has seven games remaining on its schedule and currently sits in seventh place in the Central Division with a 17-25-7 record.

Larkin, 24, recorded nine goals and added 14 assists in 44 games this season.

After failing to crack the Detroit Red Wings opening-night roster, forward Daniel Cleary has decided to report to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Cleary, 36, was dead-set on making the big club and after the team waived him and sent him to the minors last week, the veteran refused to report.

One week later, following a a meeting Monday with general manager Ken Holland and head coach Jeff Blashill, Cleary is singing a different tune.

“We have future Red Wings there, good players, and I want to be a good pro and a mentor to them,” Cleary told Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

“We talked about what I wanted to do, how I feel,” Cleary said. “I took some time to think about things and this is the position I came to.

“I have a lot of passion for the game. I love being a Red Wing. I loved playing in Detroit.”

Cleary signed a one-year, $950,000-contract with the Red Wings this offseason and has been with the organization since the 2005-06 season.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says the team won’t be in the hunt to land coveted head coach Mike Babcock.

“We are committed to our present coaching staff,” Rutherford told Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We have our coaching staff in place. We will not be pursuing him.”

Babcock was given permission to speak with other teams on Friday. His contract expires June 30.

The longtime Detroit Red Wings bench boss is expected to be the top coaching candidate available this summer, but the Penguins are sticking with head coach Mike Johnston and his staff.

Rutherford’s statements echo the words of Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse.

“I know there’s been a lot of speculation out there, but (co-owners) Ron (Burkle) and Mario (Lemieux) never once considered a change,” Morehouse told the Tribune-Review two weeks ago.

“We had a new coach who almost never had a chance to coach his full team because of injuries,” Morehouse added. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the league that could have succeeded in the playoffs without three of its top four defensemen. That’s the situation we faced.”

Pittsburgh was plagued by injuries this season, playing long stretches without Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff and Olli Maatta.

The Penguins were eliminated in five games by the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs, one year after the Rangers dispatched them in a seven-game second-round series.

Johnston was hired to replace Dan Bylsma, who was fired last June after the Penguins’ playoff exit.


Smirfitt’s Speech brings you it’s first round now known as the wildcard round predictions:

Western Conference:

Central Division:

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Tied
Defense: Tied
Goaltending: Colorado
Coaching: Colorado
Playoff Experience: Minnesota

Prediction: Colorado Avalanche in 6 Games

St.Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Chicago
Defense: St.Louis
Goaltending: Tied
Coaching: Chicago
Playoff Experience: Chicago

Prediction: Chicago BlackHawks in 7 Games

Pacific Division:

Anaheim Ducks vs Dallas Stars

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Anaheim
Defense: Anaheim
Goaltending: Anaheim
Coaching: Dallas
Playoff Experience: Anaheim

Prediction: Anaheim Ducks in 5 Games

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Tied
Defense: Kings
Goaltending: Tied
Coaching: Kings
Playoff Experience: Tied

Prediction: Kings in 7 Games

Eastern Conference:

Atlantic Division:

Boston Bruins vs Detriot Red Wings:

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Tied
Defense: Boston
Goaltending: Boston
Coaching: Detriot
Playoff Experience: Detriot

Prediction: Boston Bruins in 7 Games

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens:

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Tampa Bay
Defense: Montreal
Goaltending: Montreal
Coaching: Montreal
Playoff Experience: Montreal

Prediction: Montreal Canadiens in 6 Games

Metropolitian Division:

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets:

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Pittsburgh
Defense: Pittsburgh
Goaltending: Tied
Coaching: Pittsburgh
Playoff Experience: Pittsburgh

Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 Games

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers:

Who has the edge:
Forwards: Philadelphia
Defense: New York
Goaltending: New York
Coaching: New York
Playoff Experience: Tied

Prediction: New York Rangers in 7 Games