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Blues beat Blue Jackets 6-4, jump Detroit in standings. - St. Louis Game Time
They've finally managed to overtake us by one point with one more game played.

Red Wings: Fans great, travel a drag, on western Canada trips | Detroit Free Press
"Uh-oh, Canada. Yes, it's time for the Red Wings to slog through yet another trip to western Canada. The three-game swing starts tonight in Edmonton, continues Wednesday in Vancouver and ends Thursday in Calgary."

KuklasKorner : Abel to Yzerman : Homer Via Guralnick
Chief at A2Y has a certain appreciation for a couple of guys who maybe aren't as famous as though ought to be. One is Tomas Holmstrom for how well he continues to do his job in the NHL and the other is David Guralnick, who consistently gets awesome pictures of Red Wings games, including the one featuring Homer doing his job.

Around the NHL

Selanne's Emotional Return to Winnipeg Marred By Controversial Goal - Anaheim Calling
Not sure if "marred" is really it, but I'm not a Ducks fan. I'm sure Winnipeg fans didn't feel the game was marred.

Steve Tambellini Expects The Oilers To Make The Playoffs, Should He? - The Copper & Blue
"Steve Tambellini told CBC the Oilers should make a run at the playoffs. Why?"

Mike Milbury Will Remain Off the Air "While Focusing On His Affairs" " Puck The Media
I'm sure you'll all miss seeing him as much as I will.

To carry or chip, that’s the question for Caps | ProHockeyTalk
Turnovers at the blue line are plaguing Washington, according to Karl Alzner. Can a grind-it-out coach get a highly-skilled finesse team to win?

Press Box Musings: The Return of Teemu Selanne - A Story of a Boy And His First NHL Sweater - Arctic Ice Hockey
A different perspective on Selanne's return from the Jets blog.