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A special tribute for a special friend - Detroit Red Wings - News
The Flames organization did a wonderful job honoring the life of Brad McCrimmon. It was cool to see all the Calgary players wearing McCrimmon sweaters and the standing obvation was a very nice touch. Well done, Calgary.

Red Wings trip starts well on third-period rally | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
The road trip has started well. It's nice to be at .500 on the road now. Time to get that number above .500 though.

Red Wings shake off rust, grind out victory against Flames to begin four-game road trip | MLive.com
It was good to see Hudler continue to score goals. Happy won't be going anywhere at the trade deadline and the Wings need him to continue to play well the rest of the way.

Red Wings' Mike Commodore has chance to earn sixth defenseman spot | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Count me on the list of pro-Commdore. It's not that I am against Kindl or anything, but Ericsson just plays much better with Commie by his side and, as we saw last night, Commodore can bring that edge to the game that the Wings don't have. He's there to step in during the scrums.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Flames wrap-up and overnight report: Wings earn a Mccrimmon-style win
Malik with the wrap-up and everything and anything you needed to know about last night's game.

Around the NHL

Hockey prodigy Oliver Wahlstrom strikes again with incredible lacrosse goal in Boston (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
True story: I helped put together this video (and the entire mini 1-on-1 series) at work.

Is Seattle the new favorite to get the Coyotes? | ProHockeyTalk
Bring back the Mets!

Craig Anderson allows center ice game-winner | ProHockeyTalk
Holy Dan Cloutier sighting!

Islanders To Play Preseason Game in Brooklyn; Ironic Glasses Optional - Lighthouse Hockey
The Brooklyn Islanders, eh? I think they might need a new name if they're going to move.

Journalism and the ethics of hockey blogging | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
An interesting take on blogging and the ethics behind it.

Stat-Mining: 10 fun stats from the 2011-2012 season | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Which Red Wings stat made the list? (Hint: It's not the home win streak).