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Happy birthday to Mr. Hockey - Detroit Red Wings - News
Happy Birthday Mr. Hockey!

Mike Babcock passes Scotty Bowman on Red Wings' list for coaching wins; two behind leader Jack Adams | MLive.com

If Babcock wins another cup or two with the Wings, does he have the ability to go down as one of the greatest coaches in Red Wings' history?

Battling dementia on 86th birthday, Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe still not one to sit around | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Just because Mr Hockey is aging doesn't mean that he can't have some fun.

Red Wings add grit through free agency | Red Wings Central
Could Colin Campbell turn into a Luke Glendening type player?

Memoir of Gordie Howe, who turns 86 today, to be released in October | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner

The memoir is expected to hit the shelves on October 14th.

NHL News

Report: Isles could be sold for north of $225M - Sportsnet.ca
I'm sure if we all pool our money together we can make a sizable bid (i'm not joking, let's do this WIIM).

Turris, Bergeron, Oshie are NHL’s three stars | ProHockeyTalk
Um...Gustav Nyquist?

Should the Islanders change their name to Brooklyn after move, new owners? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It worked for the Nets.

Looking At The Eastern Bubble - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Breaking down the teams in the hunt for the two wild card spots in the east.

43-year-old emergency backup goalie is back again, this time for Wild | For The Win
Rob Laurie is back in the NHL.

The Single Biggest Strength and Weakness of East Playoff Contenders | The Hockey Writers

This article states that Detroit's biggest strength is its veteran leadership. Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, and Danny DeKeyser disagree.

Siegel: Leafs roster faces likely retooling this summer | TSN
How did that whole Wendel Clarkson thing work out, eh?

Rangers sign University of Vermont standout McCarthy | ProHockeyTalk
Chris McCarthy was 25th in the country in scoring this season.

Duchene out 4 weeks - Mile High Hockey
Wow. Could you imagine being without your best player for such a long time period. I don't know what I would do if that happened to the Wings.

Sabres on right track by keeping Ted Nolan | Post-to-Post
The Sabres need to do more than just re-sign Ted Nolan. Although, this is a start.

Panthers chase Brodeur with three goals on nine shots | ProHockeyTalk
Is Marty just having a bad season, or has he regressed this much in his play?

VIDEO: Who stole the Stanley Cup? NHL's new playoff ad - CBSSports.com
The NHL has a new advertising campaign for this years playoffs.

Did Alex Ovechkin leave for Capitals’ bench to avoid minus-1? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Alex Ovechkin is one of the best offensive players in the world, but he is terrible of defense. Ovi has a -34 +/- rating. Say what you will about the stat, but his rating is still alarming.

NHL playoffs 2014: Does finishing strong really matter? - SBNation.com
I say it does. But, a good team is a good team regardless of its recent form.

Let's Go Red Wings!