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Goose is so good he can play with only one leg (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE).
Goose is so good he can play with only one leg (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE).

Hockeytown, No Limits

Six reasons the Wings have clinched - Drive to the Playoffs
The Red Wings playoff streak is now legal to drink. 21 consecutive years in the postseasons . That's awesome. Dan Rosen of gives us six reasons why the Wings continued their success this season.

Michael Rosenberg: But where do the Red Wings go from here? | Detroit Free Press |
Where do they go from here? They go to Columbus on Wednesday. Eventually they'll be going to Nashville. Have to imagine St. Louis is on the schedule somewhere. Hopefully the final stop in the Stanley Cup Final (with a visit to Boston).

Howard, Franzen shooting to return Friday; Ericsson hopes for Wednesday | Red Wings Front
The healthier the better. We've seen what this team can do with injuries and what this team can when it's healthy. They just need to get everyone back and get everyone clicking and on the same page.

I want Gustav Nyquist in the playoffs | Brought to You By the Letter C
When everyone is finally healthy...someone has to go. I think most of us agree that we want Goose to stay right where he is.

Silver lining to Red Wings' injuries: Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith displayed their talents |
Brendan Smith rules.

Red Wings free-agent target Dan DeKeyser will return to Western Michigan for another season |
He'll be a Red Wings by this time next year.

Griffins loading up " The Production Line - TP:60
It's unlikely Grand Rapids makes the playoffs, but we'll get a little bit of a glance into the future of the Red Wings with some junior players joining the Griffins' roster on ATOs.

Red Wings-Avalanche brawl brings back vivid memories | The Detroit News |
I could watch videos of the brawl every day of the week. Colorado sucks.

Around the NHL

Game 76 Recap: The Crying Game - The Cannon
View from the enemy.

Former Blues player thinks Sharks would be ideal first round match | ProHockeyTalk
hahahahahah it really is going to be 2000 all over again

The NHL Draft Lottery and You: How Does the Lottery Work? - Hockey Wilderness
A look at the NHL draft lottery and what the odds are for each team.

ECHL leading scorer suspended after allegedly stealing taxi cab outside bar | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Probably best for hockey players to stay away from taxis.

Video: Stamkos breaks Lightning season record with 53 goals | ProHockeyTalk
Way to go, Spicoli.

Vigneault confirms Sedin diagnosis: "Daniel obviously, as everyone knows, has got a concussion" | ProHockeyTalk
[insert inappropriate "seeing double" joke here]

Being a ref ain’t easy: compiling some of the worst no-goal calls of the past few years | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
The Brad May intent to blow the whistle no goal should be on this list. Check it out here.

And don't forget to check out the latest episode of WIIM Radio. We're joined by Michael Petrella of The Production Line to break down the injury situation and what to do with Nyquist when the healthy bodies return. Plus Brendan Smith talk of course. You can listen to the podcast here.

Let's Go Red Wings.