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Jared Wickerham

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Free agent Jarome Iginla would make an excellent addition to the Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
If Daniel Alfredsson chooses to retire, I would not mind the Wings pursuing Iglina. But if Alfie plays another season, I feel that signing Iginla is a bit repetitive. Plus, their combined cap hits would probably exceed $8 million.

To Re-Sign Or Not Re-Sign: Todd Bertuzzi - Octopus Thrower

If anyone of our FA forwards were to be re-signed, outside of Alfredsson, it would be Bertuzzi. That said, he is not being re-signed.

Cotsonika: Not Signing Extension Would Give Babcock Leverage " CBS Pittsburgh

But signing an extension would make nervous Red Wings fans sleep easier at night. What do you want more Babs, happy fans or a bit of leverage?

NHL News

Dustin Brown's double-OT goal gives Kings 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead over Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
You never want to count out the Rangers, but at this point, I feel that the Kings have a comfortable grip on this series.

Penguins fire Bylsma; introduce Rutherford as new GM | TSN
Oh Danny boy...where have thy gone?

NHL rumors: Maple Leafs interested in Sharks' Joe Thornton - CBSSports.com
Joe Thornton will attract a lot of attention if he really is on the trade market. Nothing for the Wings obviously, but for a team that lacks a #1 center *cough* Toronto *cough*, he is the prefect fit.

Report: Bruins will be ‘very active’ in trade market | ProHockeyTalk
I would not mind Dennis Seidenberg on the Wings. We can afford him, and he is still a pretty good defenseman. I am not as keen on Johnny Boychuk.

Do the Pittsburgh Penguins know what they're doing? - SBNation.com

Hopefully they do not.

Judge orders ex-NHLer Miller to pay $1.6 million - Sportsnet.ca
Former Red Wings player Kevin Miller was forced to pay $1.6 million for hitting Andrew McKim in a Swiss league game. McKim never played again, thus leading to this settlement. This certainly helps Steve Moore's case against Bertuzzi.

NHL rumors: Ryan Kesler still wants Canucks to trade him - CBSSports.com
Remember what happened to that last Canucks' player who wanted to be traded? Yeah, it wasn't pretty.

Hurricanes aren’t rushing to name new coach | ProHockeyTalk
The Hurricanes fired Kirk Muller a month ago.

Wild expect Josh Harding to be available in time for training camp | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Harding has been forced to limit his participation with the Wild due to symptoms from multiple sclerosis.

Latest on NHL's top 14 unrestricted free agents - Sportsnet.ca
Looking at this list has made me realize what a terrible UFA class this is.

NHL still wrestling with concussions: Numbers down, players still trying to hide injuries - The Hockey News
Concussions will always be a part of this sport, there is no denying that. What has to be improved is the treatment that is given after the concussion has occurred.

Flames reach out to Panthers about first pick | ProHockeyTalk
The Flames currently hold the 4th pick in the draft. This is not a large drop for the Panthers, assuming that they get a hefty return on their trade.

Let's Go Red Wings!