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Red Wings News

Wings change their mind on McCollum, making him a qualifying offer | Red Wings Front
"We think he can play in the minor leagues," - Ken Holland. (but that's it, only the minor leagues)

Helene St. James: No great deals for Detroit Red Wings in this year's free agency market | Detroit Free Press |
"New Jersey’s David Clarkson is pushing for a seven-year deal in the $6 million per season range." - The funny thing is that someone will give him that.

NHL buyouts increase, five veterans put on waivers | The Detroit News

Should we be interested in Gilbert?

Decision time comes for Red Wings free agents | The Detroit News

It will be interesting to see what happens to Cleary and Brunner since it seems that both have been waiting to see what other teams are willing to give them.

Red Wings begin exploratory talks with free agents, including Stephen Weiss, Mike Ribeiro, couple defensemen |

Not Matt Cullen. Please not. That Mike guy on the other hand...

Wings to use buyout on Colaiacovo - Detroit Red Wings - News

Here's your wedding present Colaiacovo!

Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg’s Off-Season, Issue Two - Octopus Thrower

With an appearance from Larry Murphy.

NHL News

Nathan Gerbe buyout: Sabres place forward on waivers -
Should we maybe go after Gerbe?

Will the Boston Bruins bring back Jaromir Jagr? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

I doubt it. Question to all the WiiM readers: Would you consider bringing in Jagr if the price was right? I have been thinking about it recently but I haven't been able to convince myself that we should or shouldn't go after him.

Who Stays and Who Goes In Chicago | The Hockey Writers
What is it with Chicago and dumping all of their depth after they win a cup?

Quebec City mayor remains optimistic about NHL return | ProHockeyTalk
Yeah, let's put a team in Arizona but not a team in Canada.

PHWA on Ovechkin all-star vote controversy: ‘We know we got this wrong’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
They did it wrong but some people are getting way to worked up about this.

Tim Thomas: From The Bunker to Barclays? | The Hockey Writers

I'm still hoping that Thomas goes to Philadelphia. Just because.

DiPietro: ‘I definitely want to play’ in the NHL | ProHockeyTalk
Someone will give him a chance. But it might not be on a one-way contract.

Bruins' Chiarelli says he is confident team can re-sign Rask | TSN
It's not like they have another option. Except for Malcom Subban of course. But he is still many years away from being an NHL goaltender.

Rangers GM expects Richards to rebound from 2013 | ProHockeyTalk
Will he have a better season than this year? Probably. But will he be a point-per-game player? Doubtful.

Flames GM Feaster hunting for centres when NHL free agency opens Friday - The Hockey News

How much do you want to bet that Feaster gives Filppula 7 years, $49 million just to reunite him with Hudler.

Matt Cullen fields offers, isn’t against returning to Wild | ProHockeyTalk
I really hope that Holland doesn't go after Cullen. At least to be the 2nd line center.

Frenzy Watch: Wednesday's free agent rumours from the NHL | TSN

There is no way that Alfie could leave the Senators right? Right?

Let's Go Red Wings!