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Detroit waives Tootoo | ProHockeyTalk
In case you were under a rock yesterday.

Franzen (‘not feeling good’) to miss Thursday’s game | ProHockeyTalk

He hasn't played since last Friday.

Tootoo won’t be heading to GR if clears; ‘no chance’ Nyquist gets called up | Red Wings Front
One more player will have to give. In my mind (if we can't somehow find a way to get Sammy out of here) the only logical option is Eaves. Miller is also always an option, but I think Miller is a better player, and I think Holland and Babcock agree.

Red Wings defensemen turn attention to transition game | The Detroit News

Kind of unrelated, but I really like our defensive core this year. Even with Big E out it seems as if almost everyone is playing at a pretty high level. Even Quincey looks half-decent out on the ice.

The Blue Line Patrol: Goal Analysis: Danny DeKeyser's First NHL Goal

I'm liking these breakdowns.

NHL News

Pass or Fail: Finland’s flag-o-riffic Sochi Olympic jerseys | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Whoa...Little too much flag there?

Toronto Maple Leafs' Mason Raymond earning redemption: Over the Boards - Over the Boards
He has 11 points in 15 games.

Insider Trading: Brodeur, trade talks and goalie fights | TSN
I said it yesterday and I'll say it again, Brodeur is going nowhere.

On the importance of goaltending | ProHockeyTalk
Bobrovsky was a one-hit wonder.

PHOTO: ECHL Bakersfield will sport Gettysburg Address sweater - CBSSports.com
I like the concept, but I don't like the ECHL teams always sporting weird jerseys.

Did this George Parros fight cost Montreal a goal? - SBNation.com
Oh...that sucks for Montreal. That would have been a goal had Parros and Reaves fought.

Your! Call: How will the Habs' Subban saga end? | TSN
Montreal caves and offers him a monster contract in the last second...that he turns down and chooses to join his dream team, the illustrious Detroit Red Wings who are just coming off their 12th Stanley Cup.

Panthers GM Tallon promises changes, coach stays for now | ProHockeyTalk

Eventually something will have to give for the Panthers. They've been terrible since the late-90's.

Teemu Selanne to return to Ducks lineup ahead of schedule - CBSSports.com
The Finn continues to amaze others (Lidström is still better).

Rumor Roundup: Would the Leafs trade Reimer for a center? | Post-to-Post
I don't think it would be worth it. First of all, I don't think you can be totally sure that Bernier is the real deal yet. Second, what would Reimer give you? He doesn't have that much trade value, and teams in search of goaltenders that are willing to give up top-line centers are hard to come by. My best bet would be Edmonton. Reimer plus a group of prospects and picks for Gagner would probably be a win for both teams, as Reimer would be a better goaltender than Dubnyk and Gagner instantly becomes the Leafs #1 center.

An open letter to Michel Therrien - Eyes On The Prize
Interesting. Worth a read.

NHL odds: Penguins new favorite to win Cup, Kevin Dineen's seat hottest - CBSSports.com
They gave the Wings a 14-1 chance to win the Stanley Cup.

NHL defends no-goal call in Sharks-Sabres OT | ProHockeyTalk

That should have, at least in my eyes, been a goal.

NHL Trade Rumors: The Nail Yakupov Trade Rumors - Blueshirt Banter
For all of you who were bantering about it yesterday.

Nathan Horton of Columbus Blue Jackets skates for first time since surgery - NHL.com - News
His first time skating since June.

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