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Red Wings' Jimmy Howard 'optimistic' he'll play Monday after missing three weeks with MCL sprain | MLive.com
Let's Go Jimmy!

Red Wings expect Darren Helm to play Monday; Luke Glendening reassigned to Grand Rapids | MLive.com

Helm has missed the last month with a shoulder injury.

Leafs, Red Wings goalies get geared up for Winter Classic despite uncertainty - The Hockey News
For all of you who have been paying attention to the news/speculation of the past couple of days, is there any chance that Jimmy Howard plays in the Winter Classic?

Kris Draper made sure Detroit Red Wings got bang for their buck - Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings
Best trade of all time.

GIF: Daniel Cleary pulls out tooth on bench, has same reaction as you - CBSSports.com
Who needs teeth?

Red Wings GM Ken Holland drags out the pads -- reluctantly -- for alumni game | The Detroit News
Check out the picture in this article. Ken Holland looks exactly like Chris Chelios.

NHL News

Report: U.S. Olympic goalie trio will be Quick, Miller, Howard | ProHockeyTalk
We'll know for sure after the Winter Classic.

Dennis Seidenberg of Boston Bruins out for season with ACL/MCL tear | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Huge loss for the Bruins.

Blues place Steen on injured reserve with concussion | TSN
It doesn't seem as if this is a long-term thing.

2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Germany Recap | The United States of Hockey
The U.S. defeated Germany 8-0.

Dion Phaneuf, Maple Leafs close on new 7-year deal, as confirmed on ‘HBO 24/7’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I wonder what the cap hit will be like.

Report: Parise (foot) might have a stress fracture | ProHockeyTalk
This might put Parise at risk for missing the Olympics, but I'd expect him to be back.

World Junior Championship: Czech forward Michal Plutnar knocks down referee - SBNation.com
He Plutnared the referee.

Team Canada: Price and Subban Impress Olympic Management | The Hockey Writers
In my opinion, there is no way that Team Canada doesn't include Subban on their roster.

Oilers sign gritty Moroz to entry-level deal | ProHockeyTalk

He was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 Draft.

Canucks GM Gillis expects Luongo to be out for 7-10 days | TSN
Don't worry Canadians, he will be back in time for the Olympics.

Top 10 players of 2013 (Puck Daddy Year in Review) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Surprisingly, Pavel Datsyuk is not on this list.

Are the Minnesota Wild fading again? - SBNation.com
Investing all of your money in two assets isn't the way to go about your business.

The Top 10 hockey quotes of 2013: From Leafs collapse to a ‘bug-eyed’ walrus | Post-to-Post
"I’m gonna catch you with your head down tonight. I’m gonna take it off." - Zac Rinaldo.

Patrick Roy criticizes ‘nonsense’ travel schedule | ProHockeyTalk

Move to the Eastern Conference.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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