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And Franzen is not going anywhere...

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Red Wings News

Can we end the speculation now?

Nyquist spelar VM | Aftonbladet
Gustav Nyquist will play for Sweden at the World Championships.

Red Wings' Ken Holland considering using final compliance buyout on forward Jordin Tootoo | MLive.com
There is no room for Tootoo on our roster, and Tootoo does not want to play in the AHL, so this works out for both parties.

Another strong AHL playoffs could put Detroit Red Wings goalie prospect Petr Mrazek in NHL next season | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
I've said this before, and I will say it again. I don't know if playing Mrazek for 20-25 games next season will help his development as much as playing 50-60 games with the Griffins would.

Abdelkader, DeKeyser join Team USA for World Championship | MiHockey
Abdelkader played with Team USA in 2012, while DeKeyser will be making his WC debut.

Babcock Not Worried About Contract, Fine With Going Year To Year " CBS Detroit
There is no reason for Detroit not to re-sign Babcock, so if he ever leaves, it will be his own doing. That said, I don't think that he will leave anytime soon. He still wants to win another Cup or three.

NHL News

Report: Jagr to return to Devils next season - Sportsnet.ca
Jagr does not want to stop playing, does he?

Teemu Selanne and the KHL: His next ‘big adventure’ after Anaheim Ducks? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It is clear that this season will be Selanne's last with Anaheim, but it's unclear whether he he will continue his career in Finland or in the KHL.

Brown, Getzlaf, Toews named finalists for Messier award | TSN
I fine with Toews in this category, but Brown and Getzlaf? Come on. I have a hard time viewing Brown as a leader, despite his captaincy.

Panthers fire interim coach Horachek - Sportsnet.ca
Another one bites the dust in South Florida.

Peverley doesn't know when future will be settled after collapse; Stars in no hurry for answer - The Hockey News
Let Peverley take his time. If he wants to return to playing, he has to be 100% sure that he will be able to.

Flyers D Grossmann out 8-10 weeks after ankle surgery | TSN
Nicklas Grossmann has tendon damage in his right ankle.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2013-14 St. Louis Blues | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If nothing else, we can be happy that we beat the Blues in the last game of the season and prevented them from facing the Wild.

VIDEO: Mike Keenan goes after refs after KHL team loses in OT - CBSSports.com
There is a reason why Mike Keenan is no longer coaching in the NHL. This is part of it.

Despite Playoff Loss, 2013-2014 Season A Rousing Success For Stars | The Hockey Writers

Jim Nill has set up the Stars for a bright future.

Do French NHL referees favor the Montreal Canadiens? - SBNation.com
There will always be the odd occasion where there is a bit of bias. It happens. But according to the stats in the article, those occasions are few and far between.

Let's Go Griffins!