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Red Wings News

Last-second score earns Red Wings win over Penguins, 2 points in standings | The Detroit News
What can I say? Turning point of the season, maybe?

Video: David Legwand Ejected for Butt-End Spear on Evgeni Malkin | DSS

Legwand nearly ruined the Wings' season last night.

Mrazek and Almquist Return | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Wings sent Mrazek and Almquist back to Grand Rapids.

Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar - The New Datsyuk and Zetterberg?
I kind of agree. I do agree that Nyquist is one of the next Wings' superstars. But, I don't think that Tatar will become a superstar. I view him more as a Franzen. Not like that is a bad thing.

Daniel Alfredsson provides calm under pressure — and goals — for Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Alfredsson has quietly been having a great year.

Wings share their NCAA tournament picks - Detroit Red Wings - News
Who else had their billion dollar bracket go down the tube yesterday?

NHL News

The 10 NHL players you might not realize are having ridiculously good seasons | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Gustav Nyquist is one of these players.

Rich Peverley has heart surgery, playing future still uncertain - CBSSports.com
Peverley will certainly attempt a comeback, but whether or not he will be able to play full-time again is still uncertain.

Pens’ Neal could face more than minor penalty for cross checking | ProHockeyTalk
Considering that Neal is a repeat offender, I wouldn't be surprised if Shanahan gave him a game or two.

Will Martin St. Louis ever score a goal for the Rangers? - Blueshirt Banter
St. Louis is without a goal through his first 8 games as a Ranger.

Blackhawks agree to two-year deal with free agent F Carey | TSN
Matt Carey played for St. Lawrence University.

Blackhawks' Kane out about 3 weeks with injury - Sportsnet.ca

Hey Chicago, how does it feel?

NHL Award Races: Things heating up as season comes to a close - CBSSports.com
If the Wings make the playoffs, Mike Babcock should be a lock for the Jack Adams award. It shouldn't even be a debate.

Lightning sign NCAA standout Kunyk | ProHockeyTalk
Cody Kunyk was the WCHA player of the year.

Claude Giroux joins MVP consideration | USA Today
Giroux has been great for the Flyers. But, I still think that Crosby is lock for the MVP at this point.

Brodeur: Devils to blame for Zach Parise leaving as free agent | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

I think that a lot of parties were to blame for Parise leaving the Devils. It wasn't just a financial thing for Parise, I am sure that the lure of playing near home was important for him as well.

Every NHL team's first tweet - SBNation.com
I'm not even being biased when I say this, but the Wings had by far the best first tweet of all of the teams.

Video: Weekes wonders if this is the year for San Jose | ProHockeyTalk
The Sharks are always good, but they're never good enough.

Slumping Leafs trying to avoid playoff panic - Sportsnet.ca

From a Wings' perspective, I hope that the Leafs lose as many games as possible.

NHL rumors: James Reimer will ask for trade from Toronto after season - CBSSports.com
James Reimer has been displaced by Jonathan Bernier in Toronto.

Referee, goalie try to join Dutch hockey crowd fight - SBNation.com
This is what hockey is all about.

Let's Go Red Wings!