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Red Wings News

Detroit activates Howard, might start Tuesday | ProHockeyTalk
Welcome back Jimmy!

Wings captain Zetterberg to miss second straight | ProHockeyTalk

It might be better to rest Zetterberg a couple of games before throwing him back into action.

Lehtonen, Nyquist, Sekera named NHL’s three stars of the week | ProHockeyTalk
Congrats Goose!

Report: NHL Winter Classic didn’t break Big Chill record - MiHockeyNow & Michigan Hockey Magazine

For what it's worth, the current record is held by the Wolverines, so at least it's a good, home-town team.

Mike Babcock: 'The best guys are going to play ... it's not going to have anything to do with age' | MLive.com

That is the right mentality.

NHL News

NHL won't commit to playing in Olympics beyond Sochi | TSN
Olympic hockey would not be the same without the NHL players. Especially for Canada and the U.S. At least the Swedes and the Russians have decent players in their home leagues.

NHL will reevaluate sending players to Sochi if something 'significant' happens before Feb. 9 - The Hockey News
Nothing serious is going to happen at the Olympic venue. However, I can't say the same for the surrounding areas.

Record ratings for outdoor games in L.A. and New York | ProHockeyTalk
This fact alone is enough of an indication that we will see even more outdoor games next season.

NHL has least diverse, but most advertiser friendly, TV audience | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Not surprising really. During the Stanley Cup finals, only 6%-13% of the audience was of a minority.

The Sabres need to trade Ryan Miller – the sooner, the better | Post-to-Post
The Sabres don't want this to become a situation like Luongo's.

Buffalo Sabres could trade Ryan Miller before Olympic break - SBNation.com
Minnesota and St. Louis are two possible destinations.

KHL defenseman prevents empty-netter with glove save of the year candidate (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Is it too late to add him to Czech Olympic Team? I'm sure that they need a netminder.

Visnovsky (concussion) returns after 46-game absence | ProHockeyTalk
Great news for Islanders' fans.

An open letter to Marc Bergevin: It's time to do the hard thing, the right thing - Eyes On The Prize
Canadiens' fans aren't too pleased with Michel Therrien's performance as coach.

Report: Montreal rejects Avs’ offer of Parenteau for Rene Bourque | ProHockeyTalk
If I was Montreal's GM I would have accepted this deal in a heartbeat.

Your! Call: Are the Habs a bad team, or in a bad stretch? | TSN
I would describe the Habs as an above-average team that is currently in a bad stretch.

FAQ: What’s the fallout after San Francisco Bulls fold during ECHL season? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

You don't see that everyday. Then again, it is the ECHL.

View from the Seats: The Stadium Series Fan Experience - Anaheim Calling
Chris Kober from Anaheim Calling describes his experience at the Dodger Stadium Stadium Series game between the Kings and Ducks.

Boucher heading to Swiss League to coach SC Bern | TSN
Guy Boucher is the former Tampa Bay Lightning coach.

Jimmy Fallon is backup goalie assuming starter’s role in NBC Tonight Show promo (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Clever commercial. By the way, I really like Fallon. Mostly because he is multi-talented. Not only is he funny, but he is a decent musician as well.

Which of These Top Goalie Prospects Will Make the NHL? | The Hockey Writers
Petr Mrazek is mentioned in this article.

Steven Stamkos misses practice as leg didn't feel right, but no setback - CBSSports.com
He is nearing a return.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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