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Red Wings 5, Wild 4 (SO): Minnesota scores three in third to tie it, but Detroit wins fifth in a row | MLive.com
The game was a little too close for comfort, but, as they say, all is well that ends well.

Wings hope to have Gustavsson, Jurco back after break | FOX Sports
Once Gustavsson and Howard are healthy, the Wings will have to send Mrazek back down to Grand Rapids.

Rumblings: Red Wings won't overpay at trade deadline - Cross Checks Blog
Pierre LeBrun does not think that the Wings will make any rash or pricy moves at the deadline.

NHL News

Mikkel Boedker had spleen removed following game against Jets | The Hockey News
I did not know that you could remove your spleen. Boedker will be out for the next four-to-six weeks.

Report: World Cup will include ‘Young Guns’ team | ProHockeyTalk
To me, and this is me personal opinion, any "World Cup" with teams filled with a variety of players of different nationalities in lieu of an actual nation does not count as a world cup. I really wished that the NHL had collaborated with the IIHF and IOC to create an actual hockey World Cup while still taking part in the Olympics.

Marc Staal Extension: Stability At The Cost of Flexibility - Blueshirt Banter
Considering that the market for defensemen is very overpriced at the moment, I think that the Rangers signed Staal to a pretty fair deal.

Oilers willing to trade a first-round draft pick - Sportsnet.ca
Kindl and a third!

NHL Power Rankings: Under-the-radar Red Wings in thick of East | CBSSports.com
The Red Wings are getting quite a bit of love right now from the hockey world.

Jets confirm Heritage Classic postponement | ProHockeyTalk
The Jets were set to host the Heritage Classic next season, but will have to postpone it until the 2016-2017 season.

The Ryan O'Reilly Trade Situation - Mile High Hockey
As the article points out, it makes a lot of sense for the Avalanche to trade O'Reilly, especially if it allows them to improve their defense. The question of where he could go is more intriguing. Out of the five potential destinations listed in the article, only Montreal is a playoff team.

Maple Leafs fans charged with public mischief for jersey tossing protests | Puck Daddy
The Leafs' organization is not taking the jersey tossing lightly.

McDavid tops NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings | TSN
Defenseman Zach Werenski, who plays for the University of Michigan, was ranked 6th.

Ticket drive to test if NHL could work in Las Vegas | USA Today
I think the NHL would work in Las Vegas in the sense that it will sell tickets and make money off of the franchise. However, I am not sure that the NHL can build a stable fanbase in the city to support the team long-term once the excitement dials down.

Let's Go Red Wings!