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Red Wings players and their fathers eager for three-game trip | Detroit Free Press |
The Red Wings' annual father-son road trip is this weekend and the group took their dad's to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Wings miss out in All-Star voting; Jimmy Howard has nice showing as write-in | The Detroit News |
Jimmy was voted in as an all-star "starter," but the #VoteJimmah campaign did pretty well. He finished 6th among goalies and had more votes than any other write in candidate. Well done, everyone. Have to imagine he'll be the Wings representative when the rest of the players are picked.

Red Wings' Jimmy Howard seeks 100th victory Saturday |
Look out Manny Legace...Jimmah is coming for you.

Lidstrom, Perry do Honda commerical | Red Wings Front
The Wings' captain discusses what it was like to shoot a commercial.

Around the NHL

Katie Baker's Coldhearted: On Patrice Bergeron, the Bruins, and the rest of the week in the NHL - Grantland
The Bruins won last night 9-0. In their last home game they won 8-0. Their last road game they won 6-1. They lead the league with 11 games of scoring 6 or more goals. The Penguins are second on that list with 4 games with 6 or more goals. Boston also leads the league in goals against per game, Tuukka Rask leads the league in GAA and SV% and Tim Thomas is 3rd and 2nd in those categories respectively. Gross.

The Anaheim Ducks are officially a top notch organization in my books | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Well done, Ducks. Well done. I mean that with all sincerity too.

Video: Swedish announcers get somewhat excited about their World Junior OT championship win | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Sweden defeated Russian in OT to win the World Junior Championship. Since Russian beat Canada and Sweden beat Russia therefore Canada lost...or something like that, right Graham? Also, future rookie of the year Mika Zibanejad score the game-winning goal.

Krys Barch suspended 1 game for bad joke with racial context | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Enough with the racial comments on the ice, please.

Toronto Maple Leafs' GM Brian Burke on the enforcer's decline, waiving Colton Orr | Sports | National Post
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke held court with reporters on Thursday to voice concern about the decline of the enforcer in hockey. Burky cares, but he's always wrong about everything.

How Rick DiPietro Retirement Rumors Roll - Lighthouse Hockey
Rumors, hopes and the Islanders accumulation of goalie suggest this season may be Rick DiPietro's last stand, with retirement a possibility.

Claude Giroux not among first six All-Stars, but that doesn't matter - Broad Street Hockey
I'd easily take Giroux over any of the starters, but that's fan voting for you.

The NHL's Most Underrated Players | Kuklas Korner
Datsyuk was number six.

Jordan Eberle For The Lady Byng Trophy? - The Copper & Blue
He certainly seems gentlemanly.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Out For A Month - The Copper & Blue
The Calder favorite is on the shelf for a month.

Discussion: Which Red Wings make this year's all-star team?

Also, don't forget to check out the latest episode of WIIM Radio featuring some great Red Wings' Winter Classic talk. You can check it out here or on iTunes and download the podcast to your iPod or iPhone. You can also download the episode here.

Let's Go Red Wings.