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Red Wings News

Holland: Wings will sign Nyquist, Andersson by training camp | ProHockeyTalk
He better.

Pavel Datsyuk on Red Wings’ future, Winter Classic and making opponents look silly (Puck Daddy Interview) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
My favorite line: "Of course. Twitter, Facebook, bicycle, car – I am behind the handle of all of those things myself."!

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Andreas Athanasiou: NHL Ready or Not?
Um... Yeah, no. Have fun spending the next 7 years in Grand Rapids.

Detroit Red Wings agree to terms with D Brendan Smith on 2-year contract - NHL.com - News

I was sleeping last night and my phone lit up with an alert that the Wings had re-signed Smith. Old news.

Can Darren Helm stay healthy? - The Macomb Daily

Can he? Yes. But the current issue does still worry me.

NHL News

The only one: After being drafted No. 4 overall, Nashville defenseman Seth Jones takes to the ice to potentially become hockey's first African-American superstar - SBNation.com
He should have the prime opportunity to shine playing alongside Shea Weber for the next few years.

Who were the luckiest and unluckiest NHL teams in 2013 season? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Statistics to determine luck? Hmm...

Ference hopes he can help Oilers earn playoff berth | TSN
An improved defense will certainly help their bid but it's still not a lock. The goaltending is still shaky.

Hurricanes sign youngest Staal brother to 1-year, 2-way contract - The Hockey News
So... when are they trading for Marc?

Dustin Penner returns to Ducks after signing 1-year, $2 million deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Good pickup for the Ducks. Good contract too.

Report: Contract talks stall between Rangers, Stepan | ProHockeyTalk
They need to sign Stepan. He is their only good center.

Jets, Tangradi avoid arbitration; ink two-year, $1.35M deal | TSN

All of these deals get done before the arbitration hearing.

Kings acquire Daniel Carcillo, move one step closer to becoming ‘Dry Island West’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Re-uniting with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.

Jamal Mayers doesn’t want to retire yet | ProHockeyTalk
I'm sure that the Panthers have some openings.

Let's Go Red Wings!