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Franzen, Henrique and Kuemper named NHL's three stars of the week - The Hockey News
Congrats, Johan!

Injured Pavel Datsyuk won't travel with Red Wings to New Jersey | The Detroit News

Just when it looked as if the Wings were gaining momentum.

Report: Wings pursuing Ehrhoff in trade | ProHockeyTalk
This has been thrown around a lot lately. My stance remains the same. If we can flip Kindl/Quincey, plus a pick and a good prospect, such as Järnkrok, I would be okay with getting Ehrhoff.

Pulkkinen becoming a ‘commodity in a hurry’ | Red Wings Central
The Wings have been lacking a Finnish player since Filppula bolted out of town.

Ken Holland: Injuries to key forwards won't alter Detroit Red Wings' trade deadline strategy |

Holland reiterates that the Wings are not looking for a rental and that if we do end up trading for a player, it will be on the cheap.

NHL News

Ben Scrivens, Oilers agree to two-year, $4.6 million extension | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It was only a matter of time.

Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler | ProHockeyTalk
To translate, the Canucks want the equivalent of Helm/Good Weiss, Jurco/Mantha/Järnkrok, and a first-round pick. That's a lot to ask for.

Brandon Bollig signs three-year extension with Blackhawks -
Bollig has 12 points in 62 games this season with the Blackhawks.

NHL trade rumors: Jason Spezza emerges in deadline chatter -
To me, this just seems like "chatter". Trading Spezza could have dire consequences for Ottawa, assuming that they don't receive a return that is equal to what Spezza currently brings the team. And receiving that form of return is difficult in the NHL.

Pekka Rinne activated by Predators, expected to start on Tuesday -
It has been a long road to recovery for Rinne.

Capitals’ Orlov suspended two games for retaliatory hit on Brayden Schenn | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Orlov should be happy that he didn't receive more games.

Looking at 10 years of NHL deadline history -
Looking back at trade deadlines of past.

Canadiens place netminder Price on Injured Reserve | TSN
Price was injured last week in practice.

Miller is ‘very open’ to signing extension in St. Louis | ProHockeyTalk
I wouldn't expect anything to occur until the season is over.

Chicago at night: The Blackhawks and winter collide at Soldier Field -
A first-hand account of the outdoor game.

TradeCentre: Monday's reports from around the NHL | TSN
The latest trade rumors from around the NHL.

The NHL PED Question: Could Use Of Performance Enhancers Be Prevalent? | The Hockey Writers

Hopefully, PED's will never become a serious issue in the NHL.

Bolstered Blues stay on top of NHL Power Rankings | TSN
TSN dropped the Wings in the power rankings from 21st to 24th. I don't agree with that at all.

The NHL trade deadline is silly, stupid fun -

But, it is a lot of fun.

Report: LaFontaine signed non-disclosure agreement with Sabres | ProHockeyTalk
This only helps build up the intrigue.

10 years ago, Glen Sather traded a player to every Canadian team in one week | Post-to-Post
O' Canada, Glen stays on guard for thee.

Let's Go Red Wings!