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Winter Wonder: Yzerman to play it Alumni Showdown | ProHockeyTalk
There was no way that Stevie wasn't playing in this game.

Chatting With Pavel Datsyuk about Olympics, HBO 24/7, Sigmund Freud and mustaches | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
When asked who he would like to have dinner with, Datsyuk said "It would be great to talk to Jesus and Sigmund Freud",

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg joins team on Florida trip, but not certain when he can start skating | MLive.com
I'd give him another week before returning.

6 Reasons To Watch HBO's 24/7 Leafs/Wings| The Hockey Writers

I just enjoy watching Pavel Datsyuk.

Ken Holland sports old leather pads during Red Wings alumni practice | Sports - Home
Those pads are quite the trip down memory lane for Holland.

Athanasiou on a mission — again | Red Wings Central

Mantha isn't the only prospect that is making headlines.

Is Vigneault Right With His Assessment Of The Wings? | Abel to Yzerman - Kukla's Korner

I'm not a big fan of Vigneault as a coach, but I totally agree with his assessment.

NHL News

NHL expansion update from Gary Bettman: We’re listening | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Put a team in Quebec. It will be successful!

Dion Phaneuf suspended 2 games for boarding - SBNation.com
The NHL agreed with my suggestion.

Corey Crawford to miss about three weeks with lower-body injury - CBSSports.com
This injury won't help his case for the Canadian Olympic team.

Bettman on Shanahan: ‘He certainly has my confidence’ | ProHockeyTalk
In other words, the "Shanaban" will remain.

Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill's big gambles bringing early returns - CBSSports.com
Jim Nill has made a quick impact in Dallas.

Fraser: Can officials be suspended or fined like players? | TSN
Kerry Fraser clears some confusion regarding this topic.

Coyotes pushing for Stadium Series game; Jets confirm Heritage Classic - SBNation.com
Phoenix? No. Please no.

PHOTO: LNAH player gets 50-plus stitches to repair face cut by skate - CBSSports.com
I can't even imagine how painful this must have been.

Neal admits kneeing Marchand was ‘not the smartest decision’ | ProHockeyTalk
It really wasn't.

Breaking down Carey Price's improvement - Sportsnet.ca
Chris Boyle claims that goaltender coaches don't matter. I highly disagree. Just look at Mike Smith and the Coyotes.

Heritage Classic in Winnipeg in 2016 being discussed but not official yet - The Hockey News
An outdoor game in Winnipeg makes a lot of sense, having one in Arizona doesn't.

Kings place Quick on LTIR, activate (but don’t play) Greene | ProHockeyTalk
The Kings will continue to rely on Ben Scrivens, who has been surprisingly solid in net.

5 Team USA Players to Watch For at World Junior Championships | The Hockey Writers
Includes Stefan Matteau and Adam Erne.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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