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Red Wings' Mrazek vows to be ready as Howard's fill-in | Detroit News
He better be! I think we will be fine. Mrazek may not be as good as Howard is right now, but I think that he will be able to get the job done.

Frk Reassigned, Nagle Signed To PTO | Grand Rapids Griffins
Martin Frk has been reassigned, again, to the Toledo Walleye.

Bertuzzi kicks off comeback in Bingo | Ottawa Sun
Todd Bertuzzi has begun practicing with the Binghamton Senators, the Ottawa Senators' AHL team.

5 things to watch: Red Wings' injury list growing while several teams behind them gaining ground | MLive.com
Because every team needs to be represented in the All-Star game, the NHL will choose a replacement player from the Wings to replace Howard.

Saskatoon votes to rename arena after Gordie Howe - Sportsnet.ca
I know that the temptation of selling arena rights will be too strong for the Wings to avoid it for their new arena, but would it not be amazing if it was named "Gordie Howe Arena"?

NHL News

Simon Gagne won’t return to Bruins this season after father’s death | Puck Daddy
There are things more important than hockey.

Remembering Dominik Hasek's dominance with the Buffalo Sabres - CBSSports.com
The Sabres are retiring Hasek's jersey tonight when they play the Wings. Hasek was one of the most dominant goaltenders to ever play the game, something that the Wings can attest to.

Report: Maatta out for remainder of season with shoulder injury | ProHockeyTalk
Bad news for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Maple Leafs recall F Nylander from Sweden; assign him to AHL | TSN
I know that Nylander has received some criticism for his play recently, but I think that this guy has the potential to become one of the best players in the NHL in a couple of years. He has the skill, he just needs to connect some of the dots in his play.

Could a goalie win the Hart Trophy in 2014-15? | ProHockeyTalk
The only goaltender who I think has a fair chance at winning the trophy is Pekka Rinne.

Will the NHL have a 100-point scorer in 2014-15? - CBSSports.com
Players are not able to rack up the points now as they were able to do in the 80's and early 90's. As the article points out, scoring above 90 points should be held in a higher regard than ever before.

NHL power rankings: Rangers are red hot, Nicklas Backstrom emerging as Capitals' best player - SBNation.com
The Wings moved up one spot to #11 while the Blackhawks are yet again #1 in SBNation's latest power rankings.

Five concerns in NHL’s wild-card races | For The Win
Howard's injury will present the Wings with a major challenge. But, this is nothing that we cannot overcome.

‘I’ve never made a call to another team on Tyler Myers,’ says Sabres GM | ProHockeyTalk
But have other teams made a call to Tim Murray about Tyler Myers? That is the question.

Could Dustin Byfuglien win the Norris in half a season on defense? | The Hockey News
He certainly has a chance. I think that Mark Giordano would still be my pick for the trophy, but there is still a lot of games left to be played this season.

Let's Go Red Wings!