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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Red Wings may trade Valtteri Filppula&#39;s rights this weekend. Contract talks stalled. Filppula wants $5mil/yr long term - via <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive">@AnsarKhanMLive</a></p>&mdash; Brad Galli (@BradGalli) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradGalli/statuses/349558890754609154">June 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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What offseason moves will the Red Wings make? | FSD
I still don't really know. Filppula's gone, that's for sure, but besides that I can't tell ya.

Red Wings' odds of winning 2014 Stanley Cup are 16-1 | The Detroit News

Good enough for me.

Red Wings free agent Damien Brunner wants lengthy deal, 'loves Detroit' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Give him whatever term you want, it's the $ that I'm worried about.

Little Caesars gains ground, if guesstimates pan out | Detroit Free Press

Get it, "Pan" like "Pan Pizza".

NHL News

Bryz buyout: Flyers paying $23 million to make Ilya Bryzgalov disappear | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Let the Luongo to Philly rumors commence.

Report: ‘Starting point’ for Rask’s new deal is six years, $39 million | ProHockeyTalk
WOW! That's $6.5 million per season.

Alfredsson expected to decide his future before this weekend's draft - The Hockey News
Very Lidström-esque.

10 years of hindsight: The great 2003 NHL re-draft - Sportsnet.ca
The Wings didn't have a pick.

Tortorella era in Vancouver will see Sedin twins blocking shots, killing penalties | ProHockeyTalk
I have a weird feeling that this isn't going to work out that well for Vancouver.

Are the Chicago Blackhawks an NHL dynasty? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
They said this after the Kings won last year. They say this every year. Call me when you win your 3rd cup in 6 years.

Report: Kiprusoff tells Finnish team he's retiring from NHL | TSN

Not shocking. It will be interesting to see who is the Flames #1 netminder next season.

Report: Oilers will not buy out Horcoff | ProHockeyTalk
Bummer. I was hoping the Oilers would buy him out so the Wings could sign him. I really like the guy.

Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Final most watched ‘on record’ in U.S. | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Two of the biggest U.S. markets. Not too shocking.

The top 10 stories of one incredible 2013 NHL season - SBNation.com
In the "Defied Expectations" category, I think you should put the Wings there. Not in terms of the regular season but considering what we did to the Ducks and the Blackhawks, I think we exceeded a few expectations.

Predators’ Blum, Halischuk could be on trading block | ProHockeyTalk
I don't like Hali but I wouldn't mind the Wings taking a look at Blum.

Let's Go Red Wings!