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The legend turned 85 yesterday.

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Red Wings News

Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, turns 85 | Montreal Gazette
Happy Birthday!

Blackhawks expose Wings’ weaknesses | Windsor Star
I don't think that yesterdays game should summarize a season, sure, it was a bad game but now we move on.

3rd Round Draft Pick: Reveling At Injuries - What Is and Isn't Okay

I don't cheer for people to get injured but I sometimes grieve less when it regards certain players if you know what I mean.

WINGS NOTES: Howard, Gustavsson ready to forget - The Macomb Daily

They better forget!

The Wizard of Osgood: Frkwatch: Playoff Update and Regular Season Thoughts

I like me some Frk.

Chicago vs Detroit - CBC.ca

This sucks.

NHL notes: Gordie Howe’s mental health in decline | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun

There has been a "big decline" in Gordie Howe’s mental health, the hockey legend’s son, Mark, revealed.

Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday sees him in his toughest battle | ProHockeyTalk

Happy Birthday Gordie!

Watch Red Wings’ Jakub Kindl go backhand roof for unfortunate own-goal (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Don't remind me.

NHL News

Ryan Callahan responds to Sean Avery: 'He did not speak for us.' - SBNation.com
The New York Rangers forward released a statement on Sunday, responding to Sean Avery's strong statement about his head coach.

TradeCentre: Sunday's rumours from around the NHL | TSN
Nabokov is looking to resign with the Islanders. How the tides have turned.

Ryane Clowe trade coming? Sharks reportedly ask for no-trade clause waive | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I don't think that Boston needs him but I believe that the Bruins will make a move for him just for the sake of making a move.

Canucks Embarrassed by Hall, Oilers at Rexall | CanucksArmy
Not much better than the Wings game.

Tortorella says "everybody’s frustrated" with losing ways | ProHockeyTalk
At least Sean Avery isn't there to make it worse, right?

Sidney Crosby has broken jaw; will Penguins captain be ready for playoffs? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I have a feeling that he comes back in the 2nd round, unless Pittsburgh is losing.

Post-Game Thoughts: Montreal Canadiens Sweep Season Series with the New York Rangers - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
How good have the Canadiens been this season!

Crosby update: He’s in ‘good spirits,’ injury won’t alter Penguins’ deadline plans | ProHockeyTalk
I don't think the Penguins make any more moves but I wouldn't be shocked if they did.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw after puck hits him in mouth - The Hockey News
Sucks for Pittsburgh

Vanek wants to stay in Buffalo – unless there’s a lengthy rebuild | ProHockeyTalk

"If it's one year, that's OK," he said.

Saint Cloud State cruises past Miami (Ohio) 4-1, earns first berth to NCAA Frozen Four - NHL.com - News
Good for them.

Report: Oilers close in on deal with Ladislav Smid | ProHockeyTalk

4 million per is good for Smid.

Russian forward Dmitri Uchaykin dies after headshot in Kazakhstan hockey league | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Damn. What a shame. I know it was no one famous but still, this sucks.

Rumor: Isles and Blackhawks talking big deal? | ProHockeyTalk
This would be a whopper for Chicago.

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