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Red Wings News

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser thrilled about Olympic camp invitation, looking to gain weight, strength | MLive.com
Who would have thought at the beginning of last season that we would have a defenseman on the U.S. Olympic Team not named Rafalski?

Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader could be the next Tomas Holmstrom | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

We've been saying that for a while now haven't we?

Red Wings overnight report: Howard, DeKeyser and Jarnkrok look forward; prospect and charitable gnus | The Malik Report

Malik's got all the stuff covered.

Picking Canada's 2014 Squad: Who Makes The Cut? - Octopus Thrower

Canada is dominant in every category except goal. I mean consider this 4th line: Eric Staal - Claude Giroux - Ryan Getzlaf!

NHL News

Report: Anaheim Ducks to become Mighty once more as part of 20th season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
As much as I despise the Ducks, I have always liked the name "The Mighty Ducks". It just sounds mighty.

Gillis: Canucks 'made the choice' to stick with Luongo | TSN
I still don't think that this "saga" is over.

Canada will be star-studded, but Steve Yzerman isn’t building an All-Star team | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Wait a second... Marc Methot can play defense?

Elias says getting to play with Jagr is ‘surreal’ | ProHockeyTalk

The Czech countrymen have only teamed up internationally.

Ilya Bryzgalov's drastic descent continues - SBNation.com
I don't know if his time in the NHL is done but if he wants to be a starter in this league again then he will have to work for it.

USA Hockey’s inclusion of young players at Olympic camp keeps eye on future | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Two words: Danny DeKeyser.

Golden Goalies: Team Finland's Elite Group of Goalies | The Hockey Writers
Jimmy Howard is better than all of them.

Hatchet buried? Canucks GM Gillis says he and Luongo are on same page | ProHockeyTalk
But what page is that?

NHL realignment: New system raises valid complaints - SBNation.com

I like that the Wings are in the east but I don't like the system that they have developed.

Canucks to retire Bure's No. 10 during upcoming season | TSN
Good for Pavel.

Why the NHL should embrace salary arbitration - The Hockey News

It is both good and bad.

Let's Go Red Wings!