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Red Wings Stuff

Patrick Eaves explored all options, decided Red Wings was best fit | Detroit Free Press |
Helene St. James has a focus piece on Patrick Eaves and his decision to stay in Detroit. More evidence that running a club the right way can pay off when it comes time to re-signing quality guys.

Red Wings Defenseman Mike Commodore Takes In Tigers-White Sox Game At Comerica - Motown Lowdown - SB Nation Detroit
New Red Wings defenseman Mike Commodore has taken a liking to his new city after a stranger scored him free Tigers-White Sox tickets. I have a feeling that after the 18-2 Tigers win, Commodore is going to be offered tickets more often.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - Mile High Hockey
The guys at Mile High Hockey think the Amway sponsorship deal is hilarious. Me? I think making the playoffs is pretty damn funny.

Wheelchair Hockey League " Detroit Hockey Report
DHR brings us to the attention of the Wheelchair Hockey League of Michigan. If you know anybody who would benefit from this or want to participate/help in any way, please share.

Elsewhere Around the League

Tales from the future: 20 storylines for the NHL’s first quarter - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Worth it for #11

Who will rise to the visor challenge in Tampa Bay? - Raw Charge
In April, Steve Yzerman made a request that Lightning players wear visors next season. Why? And who will answer the call?

Will the Pacific Be The Best Division in the West Next Season? - Fear The Fin
Fear the Fin takes a look at whether the Pacific can stay the best division in the West. I think the Central will challenge. For fun, take an extra work at how well internet polls go, considering that nearly twice as many people have voted for the Northwest over the Central (as of this writing).

Challenging the Hockey Statisticians - Part 1 - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Good writeup on the concept of advanced hockey stats. The author opens the dialog to figure out what exactly these stats can and cannot tell us about the game of hockey.

Late Addition:

Earl Sleek at Battle of California has the next set of blog logo redesigns up and this one includes Winging It as well as The Copper & Blue and SB Nation St. Louis.

Player previews later today. Stay tuned for a look at the goalies.