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Dale MacMillan

Babcock believes so

Red Wings News

Between the Benches - Griffins vs Rivermen | Jennifer Leigh Photography

The excitement leading up to Saturday was pretty intense. It was the second time being asked to be the official photog for the Griffin's since I started

Detroit Red Wings Prospects: Who's Who Offensively : The Hockey Writers
The Next Euro-twins: Calle Järnkrok and the Pulk-attack (too hard to spell so I had to resort to a nickname)

Reports: Wings' Winter Classic first of six outdoor games next season | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
I hate the NHL right now.

How Todd Bertuzzi could be (or could’ve been) the difference between the Detroit Red Wings making the playoffs and missing it | The Detroit Hustle --

Would he have helped the team? Sure. But made that much of a difference? I don't know.

Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi working out hard on ice | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

I could see him coming back for the playoffs. He certainly wants to.

NHL Power Rankings: Detroit Red Wings remain No. 15 despite earning four of possible six points | MLive.com

As long as we make the playoffs...

Taking Care Of Business | Grand Rapids Griffins

Griffins getting it done.

For Babs, Abbie is Wings' most improved - Detroit Red Wings - News

As they say "They know more than we do".

Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader flourishing in expanded role | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

He's been good but let's not go overboard here.

Red Wings shift gears with eye toward extending playoff run - The Globe and Mail

Detroit has made the playoffs 21 seasons in a row – the longest active streak not just in hockey, but in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, too

Justin Abdelkader tabbed by coach Mike Babcock as Red Wings' most improved player this season | MLive.com

Most improved? I'd say that it would better given to Kindl (yes) or Emmerton.

Wings' Justin Abdelkader finally rolling after terrible start | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

He had a TURRABLE start.

Former Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald maximizes opportunity with Flames in contract year | MLive.com

He's been pretty good for them. Should be brought back.

NHL News

Petition | Keep Cleland Ice Rink Open for the Children of Our Nation's Heroes | Change.org

They're closing an ice rink at Ft. Bragg because of sequestration, despite that it pays for itself. Sign the petition to prevent that.

NHL’s outdoor stadium series: Why it’s a bad idea | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It's a terrible idea. Completely atrocious.

NHL suspends Habs’ Ryan White 5 games for check to head of Kent Huskins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Justice has been served.

Two months after horrific injury, Jets’ Redmond returning to play | ProHockeyTalk
He lost nearly two pints of blood!!

Time to crown NHL award winners in shortened season as Stanley Cup chase heats up - The Hockey News

Oilers sign Frozen Four MVP Miller | ProHockeyTalk
Maybe he can change the Oilers fortunes... Not.

Study: Newspapers paying attention to impact of hockey concussions - The Hockey News
I'm very divided over the whole concussion issue.

Video: Bruins honor victims, first responders of Boston Marathon tragedy | ProHockeyTalk
With a stirring rendition of the National Anthem.

Justin Schultz Receives Eddie Shore Award For Top AHL Defenseman | NHL Trade Report

Should have gone to Chad Billins.

Bruins fans sing Anthem, chant ‘We Are Boston’, honor Martin Richard on Orr statue (Videos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Classy and good job.

Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby: Who is deserving of NHL MVP honors? - SBNation.com
Considering the fact that Sid was having one of his best seasons ever prior to being injured, I would give the MVP to Crosby.

Lowe apologizes to any Oilers fans he may have offended | ProHockeyTalk

They don't have any fans to appreciate so I don't see the issue here.

Let's Go Wings!

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