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Healing Red Wings want to win Central Division | Detroit Free Press |
Winning the division could be the key to making a Stanley Cup run.

West Coast trip tests team's will | The Detroit News |
This trip will probably determine whether the Wings finish top three in the West or in the 4v5 match up against the Predators.

Red Wings' Jakub Kindl (strained oblique muscle) out for California trip |
Well we finally know what Kindl's injury is. Good to know it's not a concussion. With the emergence of Brendan Smith, Kindl should take his time recovery. Don't rush back until after March 21.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Bertuzzi, Datsyuk, Lidstrom remain sidelined for Red Wings (and evening gnus)
Jimmy is in tonight. Bertuzzi is a maybe for tomorrow. Everyone else is out the next two games. George has any injury news you may have missed.

Holland heads to GM meetings, ‘I like the game.’ | Red Wings Front
The GMs are in Boca Raton for the annual meetings. A lot of the discussion this year is about bringing back the red line, overtime, and icing calls. Kenny Holland though is pleased with the way the game is currently played.

Around the NHL

HOCKEE NIGHT - The Malört of Hockey Blogs: GOODNESS HAD NOTHNG TO DO WITH IT: Hawks resign Carcillo
The Hawks have re-signed Daniel Carcillo to a two-year contract extension. The folks at Hockee Night aren't too thrilled.

Selanne Passes Kurri in Ducks OT Loss to Colorado - Anaheim Calling
The Ducks lost to the Dive, but J.J.'s favorite player Teemu Selanne made some history.

Roundtable: What’s wrong with the San Jose Sharks? Has the window closed for Stanley Cup hopes? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I don't know what's wrong, but I can't say that I'm not enjoying watching them struggle to make the postseason tourney.

GM Meetings: Gillis hopes to penalize defensive zone hand passes | ProHockeyTalk
A penalty of a defensive zone hand pass? That's going from one extreme to the other. Not quite sure how I feel about that rule. Gut reaction says no way.

In case you missed it, the latest episode of WIIM Radio is available to download on iTunes or you can listen to it right here on the blog. We cover everything from the new NHL rules the GMs are discussing to the Wings recent struggles and what lies ahead on the road to the playoffs.

Let's Go Red Wings.