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Hockeytown, no limits:

3rd Round Draft Pick: Playoff Preferences
Mike discusses why Nashville is the best opponent for the first round. Hopefully we cat at least have home ice for this matchup.

Red Wings on the mend as playoffs near | Detroit Free Press |
Helene St. James says Kindl is a go and Lidstrom is the maybe.

Red Wings desperate to end six-game winless skid |
... and Ansar Khan has news about the other injured players, not to mention a bevy of choice quotes from Babcock about how much the team has struggled lately.

Rapid Fire: injury updates, Fedorov and Hasek to retire? " The Production Line - TP:60
TPL also talks injuries, but covers a couple of news pieces on former Red Wings' possible retirements.

Around the NHL

Why Matt Cooke's Masterton Nomination Isn't as Controversial as You Think - PensBurgh
You know what? I agree.

More Coliseum trouble, asbestos concerns and a possible lawsuit against Nassau - Lighthouse Hockey
This could pave the way for the Islanders to leave town earlier than 2015 if this turns out to be true.

Chicks and their Polls: Are the Avalanche and the playoffs just flirting? - Mile High Hockey
Mile High Hockey wants to know if you think the Avs will make the playoffs.

Your Crime Is Time, And It's 5 Game To Go - Second City Hockey
Duncan Keith got five games for the semi-retaliatory-but-still-premeditated elbow on Daniel Sedin. This suspension is too short, but I trust it's enough to teach Keith the lesson he needed to learn here.

Winnipeg Jets @ Nashville Predators Preview: Radu's Return - On the Forecheck
The Nashville Fightin'-Responsibility-Shirkers take on the Jets. I wonder if Matt Halischuk is still happy about losing his roster spot to a baby.

Let's go Red Wings