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Red Wings News

Tatar, Nyquist go head-to-head for TSN Play of the Year | FOX Sports on MSN
Vote for Ta...Wait, who are we supposed to vote for?

Photo gallery: Nine free agents Detroit Red Wings could pursue | Detroit Free Press

I am not interested in any free agent forwards unless Alfredsson leaves. That changes things obviously.

‘Extended Wings family news’: Jake Chelios signs an AHL deal | The Malik Report

Congrats to mini-Chelios!

By The Numbers: Daniel Cleary - Detroit Red Wings - News

Clearly lost ten teeth after being hit by a puck! I knew he lost a lot, but not ten. Ouch!

NHL News

Kings blank Rangers, take 3-0 Stanley Cup series lead | USA Today
The Kings beat the Rangers 3-0 yesterday to take the 3-0 series lead.

Competition Committee: Embellishment is ‘out of control’ | ProHockeyTalk
I think that players, teams, and coaches should all be held liable for players who blatantly embellish.

Sam Bennett still living failed pull-up nightmare from NHL Combine | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Bennett will obviously have to work out his arms a bit before being playing in the NHL. That said, if I was an NHL team, I would not be too concerned about Bennett's current arm strength, or lack thereof. Arm strength is something that can be easily improved, pure talent cannot, which is what Bennett has.

Report: NHL revenue to hit $3.7B; cap likely to exceed $70 million - CBSSports.com
Next season's salary cap could hit $71 million. It is expected to increase even more in 2015-16.

Lightning sign Calder Trophy finalist Ondrej Palat to 3-year deal - The Hockey News
Palat scored 23 goals and 59 points this season for the Lighting.

How will the Canucks 'use' the No. 6 pick? - Sportsnet.ca
Trade it for some goaltender, I presume.

Panthers reportedly eyeing Ekblad, who loves sunshine | ProHockeyTalk
He also said that he does not mind snow either.

Assault trial for Flames prospect Ferland underway in Calgary | TSN
Michael Ferland faces one charge of assault and one charge of aggravated assault.

NHL Network bringing in Bylsma for Game 3 | USA Today
Who needs to be a head coach when you can be a studio analyst.

No, Ilya Kovalchuk is not coming back to the NHL in 2014 - SBNation.com

I doubt that Kovalchuk would actually consider returning. From what I've heard, he is quite satisfied playing in Russia. Unless some TSN guy tweets out something confirming this rumor, I do not believe it at all.

Report: Coach's challenge likely for 2014-15, goalie interference excluded - CBSSports.com
The coach's challenge, for better or for worse, will most likely be a part of the NHL next season.

Video: EA shares NHL ’15 trailer, release date | ProHockeyTalk
I hardly play any video games, but the two that I do play occasionally are NHL and FIFA.

Why Trading Joe Thornton Makes Sense | The Hockey Writers
Trading Thornton makes even more sense when you consider the fact that some team (i.e. Toronto) is going to overpay beyond the point of reasonable justification.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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