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Red Wings News

Offensively challenged Red Wings need slumping Daniel Cleary to be a factor every night | MLive.com
Bash him as much as you want, but he's playing a lot better than Sammy.

The Blue Line Patrol: Goal Analysis: Adam Almquist's First NHL Goal

Almqvist for President Prime Minister?

Yzerman unsure if he'll participate in Red Wings alumni game
He WILL play.

Wings' Kilrea won medal for bravery - Detroit Red Wings - News

I had never heard of this guy before I read this.

Johan Franzen back in lineup, but struggling Daniel Cleary might be benched | The Detroit News

The Mule is coming back. 5 goals in the next game?

Zetterberg remembers his military service - Detroit Red Wings - News

All Swedes (up until just a few years ago) had to join the army. If I wanted to keep my dual citizenship, I would have had to go and join the army there for two years. But that's changed in the last 5 years.

The Home Wary Detroit Red Wings - Octopus Thrower

We've lost 5 straight games at the Joe!

Red Wings' Jimmy Howard would favor NHL rule punishing goaltenders who instigate fights | MLive.com

But I don't want to see punishment when both goalies are cool with it.

NHL News

Steven Stamkos surgery fallout, from Olympics to playoff race | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If you're Canadian, I really wouldn't be worried about this. Canada has so much forward depth, so while this will hurt them, if there is any team that can recover from an injury like this it is Canada. Tampa Bay on the other hand is screwed.

Bettman: Fighting debate may be getting too much attention | TSN
For once I actually agree with Gary.

Alex Ovechkin's biggest fan shows up in Colorado - SBNation.com
He's Alex Ovechkin's biggest fan and his beard is incredible.

VIDEO: Steven Stamkos breaks tibia after crashing into post - CBSSports.com
Not good for Tampa to say the least.

Ducks sign Steckel to one-year deal | ProHockeyTalk
He has been with Anaheim's AHL affiliate (Norfolk) for the past couple of weeks.

Twitter: Hockey world reacts to Stamkos injury - Sportsnet.ca
From Canada's perspective, I think some people are overreacting.

Gary Bettman’s World Cup vs. the Winter Olympics | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

What does he mean by league-controlled?

Pronger may be eligible for Hall of Fame in 2015 | TSN
How? Isn't he still technically active?

Power Rankings: Rangers on a roll following an ugly start - NHL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
They have the Red Wings ranked 14th.

Hockey Hall of Fame 2013: Chris Chelios doesn't mention Gary Bettman in speech - SBNation.com
Because he hates his guts.

Babcock says Stamkos will be on Team Canada Olympic roster | ProHockeyTalk
Whether he plays or not is another thing...

Canadiens D Emelin expected to play this weekend | TSN
Emelin hasn't played since April.

Fantasy All-Access: Ilya Bryzgalov worth owning - NHL.com
Let's not get carried away now.

Montreal mayor rips David Desharnais, earns Canadiens' disdain - Sporting News
I don't think that you can say that if you're the mayor of Toronto.

Women’s hockey brawl sets NCAA penalty minutes, DQ records (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Women can be feisty.

Jordan Leopold to have surgery on hand, will miss two months for Blues - CBSSports.com
Big blow for the Blues.

Hockey Hall of Fame 2013: A look at the inductees - SBNation.com
Two former Wings.

Chelios praised as a 'war horse' - NHL.com
Side note, "War Horse" is one of the best war movies made in the last couple of years.

Yakupov’s agent to meet with Oilers, ‘willing to make a move’ | ProHockeyTalk
It is all up to the Oilers really and what they can get for him. They're not going to move a former #1 pick for scrap players. And I doubt that a team is super interested in giving up too much for him. Place your bets on him staying Edmonton for the time being.

Is Kyle Turris the Best Bargain in the NHL? - Silver Seven
Stop kidding yourself, everyone knows that Mikael Samuelsson has the best contract in the NHL.

Anderson back as Senators starting goalie despite stellar week for Lehner - The Hockey News
Lehner was the star of the week last week.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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