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Datsyuk practices, close to returning - Detroit Red Wings - News
Datsyuk close to returning? That's might be some of the best news I've heard all season. This team needs his skill and the emotion/passion he brings to the game. Now let's just get Lidstrom back. Ericsson and Kindl? Don't rush. Don't come back until after March 21.

Kronwall shouldn’t change style, Babcock says | Red Wings Front
He absolutely shouldn't change. A big Kronwall hit can go a long way for the Wings momentum-wise in the playoffs.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings GM Ken Holland on the red line, 3-on-3 OT and injuries (plus a radio interview)
I'm really, really against the return of the red line. The two line pass is a stupid, stupid rule. Three-on-three overtime would be interesting. It's not quite real hockey, but it's not as gimmicky as the shootout. Could be a fair compromise.

The Bertuzzi-Moore incident eight years later - sportsnet.ca
Tony Ambrogio reports on the Bertuzzi-Moore incident and Michael Grange joins Hazel Mae to discuss the ongoing court case.

Talking with: Ryan Sproul and Ken Holland | The Off Wing View
Rob Benneian over at TOV had a chance to chat with the WIngs' GM and one of their best defensive prospects at an OHL last night.

Around the NHL

Thursday afternoon notes: TSN's Bob McKenzie stirs up Radulov return talk - On the Forecheck
If the league lets a primadonna walk away from the KHL playoffs and back into the NHL at this point in the season, it would send a horrible message. Radulov should be suspended if he tries to come back this year.

Should Mike Green earn NHL discipline for hit to Brett Connolly’s head? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
If you want to see a headshot that should lead to a suspension, here you go. It shouldn't really matter, but the fact that it's a hit delivered by a guy who missed significant time with head injuries bothers me more.

Columbus will transform Jeff Carter jerseys into Jack Johnson ones for free | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Hilarious and awesome.

Vancouver making plans to avoid another riot | ProHockeyTalk
Not a bad idea.

Chad Ochocinco: Hockey Fan…? | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Oh man, this could be entertaining. Regardless of your feelings about Ochocinco, if he can bring some positive attention to the sport and bring some outside fun to the game, I'm all for it.

Let's Go Red Wings.

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