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Holland set to begin talking to Babcock about possible contract extension | Red Wings Front
The decision as to whether or not Babcock will sign an extension will be up to Babcock himself. But Holland will want to get the process moving.

Mock draft predicts Detroit Red Wings will take Sault Ste. Marie's Jared McCann in first round | MLive.com

Jared McCann is a center, which is a position of need in our prospect system.

Red Wings expect to sign Griffins' Jeff Blashill to extension, start contract talks with Mike Babcock | MLive.com

Don't expect the extension to be a long one.

Detroit Red Wings staff meets this week to assess free agency, possible trade scenarios | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The Wings will most likely let Quincey test FA, allow him to see what money he can get, and then see if they can sign him to their terms.

NHL News

Kings top Blackhawks in Game 7 OT, advance to Stanley Cup Final | ProHockeyTalk
Not Chicago!

Former Devils owner Lewis Katz dies in plane crash | ProHockeyTalk
Lewis Katz was one of seven victims in the crash of a private jet in Massachusetts.

Report: Jets' Alex Burmistrov plans to remain in KHL next season - CBSSports.com
Burmistrov is what I like to call "misused talent". He has the ability to conquer the world, but he needs to put the pieces of his puzzle together first.

Top 5 ‘under the radar’ NHL players from 2013-14 | Post-to-Post
Wayne Simmonds, Alexander Steen, Kyle Okposo, Andrej Sekera, and Roman Josi made the list.

Stanley Cup Final ticket prices in New York are absolutely ridiculous - SBNation.com
Want to go watch a hockey game with me? Yeah, let me just go sell my house first.

Wild agree to long-term extension with head coach Yeo | TSN
Make the playoffs, receive an extension.

Sad Canadiens mascot loses bet with Rangers fan Jimmy Fallon | For The Win
Is Youppi an Inuit name, or did the Canadiens just have a burst of creativity?

NHL ready? ‘I wouldn’t say I’m cocky but I’m confident,’ says Ekblad | ProHockeyTalk
Translated: "Of course I am ready, who do you think I am?".

What if Doc Emrick called the Spelling Bee? - SBNation.com
They should have Don Cherry call the show. "Look here kids, there is only one word that you need to know C-a-n-ada".

Is Clinching the First Berth in the Stanley Cup Final a Curse? | The Hockey Writers
Less than 40% of teams which have clinched the first berth in the final have gone on to win it.

Stanley Cup Final 2014: Don't count the New York Rangers out - SBNation.com
Any team with Lundqvist in net can win the whole thing.

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: May - Sportsnet.ca
*Insert obligatory strombone1 tweet*.

Let's Go Red Wings!