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Red Wings like challenge of playing one of best | The Detroit News
The Wings take on the Blues tonight. Two more points? I think so.

NHL Power Rankings roundup: Up-and-down Red Wings are right about where they belong | MLive.com
Brendan Savage gives a recap on the power rankings.

Halfway There | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins have not been as good as they were when they won the Calder Cup, but they currently sit in a playoff spot and have been playing really well as of late.

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Mark Giordano is the best NHL defenseman that you're not watching - SBNation.com
I've said it before and I will say it again, as long as he keeps up his current pace, Giordano should win the Norris this season.

Martin Brodeur takes leave to ponder future with the Blues | Puck Daddy
Is this it for Brodeur? Would be weird for him to hold out so long for an opportunity and then to hang up his skates now.

Jonathan Toews, Nick Foligno named captains for NHL All-Star Game - CBSSports.com
Since the All-Star game is in Columbus, the NHL decided to make Foligno one of the captains.

In dominating Rangers, Isles make loudest statement of season | ProHockeyTalk
Maybe the Islanders are for real this season after all?

Kings’ Martin Jones is fastest ever to seven shutouts. Now it’s time to trade him | The Hockey News

The article makes a really good point: sell when the trade value is high. The Kings are committed to Jonathan Quick, they should try to get something now for Jones now rather than let him walk for free.

Wild acquire G Devan Dubnyk from Coyotes for draft pick - CBSSports.com
The Wild's goaltending has been far from great this season, and I am not so sure that Dubnyk will be the difference maker that the team needs.

Watch an incredibly close no-goal call cost the Montreal Canadiens - SBNation.com
That sure looks like a goal to me. But, it also looks like the edge of the puck is still hugging the goal line. Tough call to make here.

Marlies F Ross suspended 20 games for violating AHL’s drug policy | TSN

Brad Ross has scored seven points in 21 games this season in the AHL.

Two-game elbowing suspension for Suter, who had ‘no reason’ to hit Downie | ProHockeyTalk
That was a pretty accurate punishment for Suter if you ask me.

Top 15 NHL unrestricted free agents of 2015 - Sportsnet.ca
This year's free agent class is not the greatest. The Wings should be interested in Mike Green and Marc Staal, and possibly Boychuk and Ehrhoff. But, I doubt that Ehrhoff will not be re-signed by the Penguins.

Mike Yeo apologists are strong in numbers, and they're right | Puck Daddy

Sometimes you have to give a guy time before you get rid of him. No need to get ahead of yourself.

Let's Go Red Wings!