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KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : On Joey MacDonald stealing Ty Conklin’s job as the Red Wings’ back-up goaltender
We'll know around noon today if Ty Conklin has cleared waivers. Meanwhile, Malik weighs in on Joey MacDonald's stellar performance and his new job as Jimmy Howard's backup.

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Red Wings' streak answers major questions | Detroit Free Press |
There were some major questions answered during the home win streak: goaltending, depth, and more. I'd love to see them answer some major questions on the road now too.

Don Cherry's Red Wings argument is the pits | The Detroit News |
Dear Don Cherry,

Your act is old.

Sincerely, Everyone.

Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk is best player in NHL, according to poll of 250 players |
Datsyuk finished first in six of 15 categories and only two other players were first in more than one. Datsyuk may not win the Hart, but I think he might have a good shot at winning the Ted Lindsay award.

Red Wings draft pick arrested on rape charge | ProHockeyTalk
Well, we most likely have seen the last of Max Nicastro in a Red Wings' uniform.

Around the NHL

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Regier's Deadline Tendencies - Die By The Blade
A look at Sabres' GM Darcy Regier's past deadline moves. Will we see Paul Gaustad and/or Derek Roy traded? And will it be to the Red Wings?

How to Make Yourself an NHL Twitter "Insider": the E.K.L.U.N.D. System - On the Forecheck
So you want to learn how to spread NHL trade rumors and sound like you have the real scoop?

Hockey Day: NBC Draws Big Overnight For Regionals, Down 17% for Boston/Minnesota " Puck The Media
If Minnesota fans are going to keep talking about hosting a Winter Classic, they're going to have to start earning the national ratings.

KuklasKorner : Above the Glass : The fan’s guide to proper hockey behavior
Alternate Title: How to be a snooty jerk at a hockey arena.

Bruins GM met with Tim Thomas about Facebook postings | ProHockeyTalk
Is this the end of Tea Party Tim Thomas?

Thanks to everyone for downloading the latest WIIM Radio podcast yesterday. It's already our most downloaded podcast ever. If you missed it (or want to listen again), you can check out the podcast with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski here. Just a little reminder, next week WIIM Radio will be out Tuesday morning instead of Monday due to the trade deadline.

Let's Go Red Wings.