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Bruce Bennett

Red Wings News

Foreurs’ Anthony Mantha named CHL Player of the Week | QMJHL Network
This guy has been a BEAST so far. He has 28 points in 9 games!!!

Red Wings send G Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids | The Detroit News
Good indication that Howard is healthy again.

Darren Helm prepares with Griffins: 'I'm a little nervous but I just have to get out there and go' |

He hasn't played in forever.

New Mrazek Mask Features The Fist of Joe Louis - The Goalie Magazine -

It's nice. I like it.

Red Wings look to deny former nemesis Patrick Roy a coaching record as they face unbeaten Avalanche |

Howard should fight Roy to keep the tradition going.

NHL News

Who Is the Most Complete Forward in the NHL? | The Hockey Writers
Pavel Datsyuk may not be the best offensive forward nor the best defensive forward in the NHL. But he is by far the most complete player this league has seen in decades. Sorry Toews.

Lapierre apologizes to Boyle: ‘I feel terrible for him and his family’ | ProHockeyTalk
At least it appears that Boyle is feeling decent and no immediate side effects of the hit have surfaced yet.

Dreger Report: Chanter remembers little about fight | TSN
*Insert generic pro-fighting comment*

Maxim Lapierre suspension: Blues forward invited to in-person hearing -
He'll get 10 games.

Miley Cyrus and the Toronto Maple Leafs: a match made in hockey heaven | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Terrible song, terrible team, terrible city etc...

Nail Yakupov rumors make sense given Oilers needs -
I wouldn't mind having him on our team but the Oilers would surely be demanding a defenseman in return.

Former NHL officials McCreary and Koharski promote drinking responsibly - The Hockey News
Encourages players to only have a few beers before games.

Is Corsi really as predictive as we think? -
I'm not a big stats guy, goals and assists are fine for me, so I rarely look at Corsi.

Fraser: Calling the infraction - and the embellishment | TSN
Clearly up a bit of the confusion regarding infraction and embellishment.

Tim Thomas gets his shot at Boston Bruins; Tuukka Rask should fight him | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
That would be pretty amazing.

Damien Brunner: A Bright Spot in the Devils Dismal Start to Season | The Hockey Writers

Who needs Brunner when you have Mikael Samuelsson!

Matt Cooke believes he can save Patrick Kaleta, who appeals 10-game ban | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Eugene Melnyk disagrees.

Habs’ Drewiske out 5-6 months after shoulder surgery | ProHockeyTalk
Big blow for the Canadiens.

Roy has Avalanche playing with composure, confidence as they start with 6 straight wins - The Hockey News
There is no team that has surprised me more this season than the Avs.

‘We know we can play to a higher level,’ says coach of team with very good record | ProHockeyTalk
Says Randy Carlyle.

Let's Go Red Wings!