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Datysuk calls pressure for Russia to win gold ‘enormous’ | ProHockeyTalk
The host nation is always expected to win. But, on certain occasions, that pressure is even higher than normal. The Sochi Olympics are one of those occasions.

Philadelphia 5, Detroit 0: Why the Red Wings lost Tuesday | Detroit Free Press
Time to focus on Washington!

Olympia agrees to resident advisory committee for Red Wings arena project | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Slowly, but surely, the Wings' new arena is becoming a reality.

Changing on the narrative on former Red Wing Brian Rafalski’s retirement and comeback | The Detroit Hustle

Good article talking about Rafalski's retirement and recent comeback.

Jamie Samuelsen: No problem here with Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg playing in the Olympics | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

I have no problem with them playing in the Olympics. An Olympic gold for Zetterberg & Co. can be a great motivator.

NHL News

Report: Callahan seeking seven-year, $42M deal; Girardi eyeing $33M over six | ProHockeyTalk
Callahan at $6 million per season? No thank you.

Arizona Coyotes new official name for Phoenix, starting in 2014-15 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Not only is this a smart business move by the Coyotes, it makes a lot of sense. If you want to market an unpopular team, you don't want to limit that team's reach to just a city.

Hockey Canada has no Sochi backup plan if NHL pulls players | TSN
I would not worry. The chance of the NHL pulling its players is incredibly minuscule.

Stadium Series: Expect more outdoor games, Coors wants Denver - CBSSports.com
The NHL is expected to hold 4 outdoor games in addition to the Winter Classic.

Yzerman, St-Louis and Drake named to 2014 Order of Hockey in Canada - The Hockey News

Another honor for Yzerman.

Report: Sens TV deal could be worth $400 million | ProHockeyTalk
That should fix the Senators' money problems.

TradeCentre: Wednesday's reports from around the NHL | TSN
The latest rumors from around the NHL.

PHOTO: Gary Bettman meets KISS, hilarity ensues - CBSSports.com
Gary Bettman, meet KISS.

Stars sign Garbutt to three-year, $5.4 million extension | ProHockeyTalk
Garbutt has scored 18 points in 46 games this season.

Cullen: A look at the goaltending for all 30 NHL teams | TSN
Taking a look at each team's goaltender situation.

Tim Thomas: Would have been more fun watching State of the Union - CBSSports.com
Timmy, Timmy, Timmy...

Jaromir Jagr on Olympic security: ‘If you are destined to drown, you won’t be blown up in Sochi’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Interesting choice of words from Jagr.

Jonathan Quick vs. Ryan Miller: Which Olympic mask is better? | Post-to-Post
What about Howard's mask?

Why can't the Kings score? - SBNation.com

The Kings have some great forwards and should be scoring more goals than what they currently are.

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson excited to be playing in Sochi Games - The Hockey News
And I am excited to see him play.

Ducks sign Fistric to three-year, $3.8 million extension | ProHockeyTalk
Fistric spent last season with Edmonton, and spent his previous 5 seasons in the league with Dallas.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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