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Red Wings, Canadian Olympic coach Babcock becomes honorary doctor of laws - The Hockey News
From McGill University.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Jason Hanson among latest Michigan Hall of Fame class | MLive.com
Two Michigan greats, Lidström and Hanson. Alexi Lalas and Jim Brandsatter were also inducted.

Detroit Red Wings say Pavel Datsyuk 'feeling better' after elbow to jaw | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Hopefully Pavel returns to the lineup sooner rather than later.

It Is Time To Ride Jonas Gustavsson - Octopus Thrower

Part of it is the team in front of him, but I'd give him another game or two.

Daniel Alfredsson provides calming influence for Detroit Red Wings after missing five games | MLive.com

And he got a goal on top of it all.

Zetterberg joins the '700 Club' - Detroit Red Wings - News

Zetterberg is the 5th-fastest player in franchise history to reach the milestone.

Scotty Bowman earns ‘Biggest Brain’ honour from THN | Montreal Gazette

I don't think that anyone can argue that.

NHL News

Forbes: Leafs worth $1.15 billion; Blue Jackets worth quite a bit less | ProHockeyTalk
The Red Wings are the 9th highest valued franchise at $9 million. Pretty good for playing in a bankrupt city, eh?

Three Canadian teams valued in NHL's top five franchises | TSN
Yet, there is still no team in Quebec City.

Alex Ovechkin and the quest for 70 goals - SBNation.com

Assuming Ovechkin doesn't get injured, he's a sure bet for 50 goals, and 60 goals wouldn't be a surprise. But, 70 goals? Not in this day and age.

Roy thinks it’s ‘positive’ Varlamov avoided kidnapping charges | ProHockeyTalk
From a hockey perspective it is.

10 former NHL players sue league over concussions - SBNation.com
Great. *Note the sarcasm*

Blues continue to rule NHL Power Rankings | TSN
They Blues? I didn't even realize that they were having a decent season.

PHOTO: Steven Stamkos is already walking, hoping to be in Olympics - CBSSports.com
See, there was nothing to worry about.

NHL responds to concussion lawsuit, ‘completely satisfied’ with player safety record | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NHL really can't do much to limit concussions outside of what it already is doing. Fights are done (mostly) on a voluntary basis, and hits to the head are being penalized. You can't overhaul this game. They should be satisfied with their current effort.

Rich Peverley: The Forgotten Piece Of The Seguin-Eriksson Trade | The Hockey Writers
I've said it since day one, Peverley is the reason why Dallas won this trade.

Martin Erat has asked to be traded… again | ProHockeyTalk

And Washington traded away Filip Forsberg for this guy.

Reactions to the Sabres new third jersey debut - Die By The Blade
Am I the only one that thinks that they aren't that bad?

When will the Toronto Maple Leafs poor play catch up to them? | Post-to-Post
Hopefully in the near future.

Power rankings: Canada's top 10 goalies for Sochi - Sportsnet.ca

If you ask me, Luongo is #1, but Price sure gives him a run for his money.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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