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Red Wings Stuff

Finnish websites reporting that Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula will sign with Jokerit Helsinki
This matches up with what Khan reported last week.

Damien Brunner’s path to the NHL just got a little more cloudy | Red Wings Front
Brunner's release from his Swiss league team may not count if it's not a release to go play for the Red Wings.

NHL roundup: Red Wings not downsizing staff during lockout | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press |
The Wings have no immediate plans to lay off staff during the lockout.

NHL 2012-13 Campaign Preview: Detroit Red Wings | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Wyshynski gives his take on how the Wings should do if there's actually a season.

Around the League

Don’t expect Stanley Cup trustees to award trophy in 2013 if season’s canceled | ProHockeyTalk
The trustees are all NHL guys. They're not going to give the cup to an AHL team.

Mike Modano on 2004-05 lockout: 'It was a waste of time' -
Mike Modano estimates that he lost more than $7 million in salary during the 2004-05 lockout.

NHL keeping eye on OHL's new fighting rule - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
The OHL has implemented an automatic suspension for players who fight too often. I'd like to see the NHL explore this on a fights-per-minute-played threshold rather than a flat number of fights, but I like the idea.

WitWiCS | The Heinous Hockey Heist | Tony vs. Ijha vs. Michael - YouTube
As found by Harrison Mooney, here's a complete episode of 'Where in the World is Carmen San Diego' in which Top Grunge, lackey of the eponymous ne'er-do-well steals the Edmonton Oilers. Fantastic.

The Top 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings - Angus Certified
Here it is - the inaugural NHL Trade Value Rankings. Where does Crosby rank? How about Weber? Giroux? Karlsson? Read on to find out how your favorite player(s) stack up.