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Red Wings News

AHL All-Star Classic up next on Teemu Pulkkinen's busy schedule | MLive.com
The AHL's All-Star game is today and Teemu Pulkkinen will be taking part in it.

Drafting the All-Time Red Wings All-Star Team | The Hockey Writers
I like the idea, but...Brad Stuart ahead of Chelios, Coffey, Kronwall, Fetisov and Murphy? I do not think so.

Gave: Wings will soon need to sort out crowd in goal | FOX Sports
They will, but the decision should be easy. While I do want Mrazek to play when Howard rests, I would rather have Mrazek playing in Grand Rapids when Howard is healthy and playing on a regular basis.

NHL News

Cannonball Run…and gun: Team Toews wins highest-scoring game in ASG history | ProHockeyTalk
It was a high scoring game in usual All-Star game fashion. It was fun while it lasted, but now it's time for real hockey to start up again. One more day...

World Cup of Hockey 2016 officially announced, to be held in Toronto - SBNation.com
It is officially official. I am still not a big fan of the tournament's format, but it is what it is.

Supercut: Every goal from the highest-scoring period in All-Star Game history | ProHockeyTalk
Miss the game? Here are all of the goals.

NHL, Sportvision attempt revolutionary new method of data collection | TSN
I am not sure what I exactly think of this. I do think that it will be good that there is more information and data available to us, but how this system is implemented is what I am unsure of.

Shea Weber wins hardest shot contest | USA Today
Not surprising. Besides Chara, who did not take part in this year's All-Star game, Weber probably has the hardest shot in the entire league.

Mark Giordano's journey from Russia to Norris Trophy contender | Puck Daddy
Mark Giordano has been quite the story-line this season. Here is some more praise for him.

Bettman sees expansion in the future, possibly Canada - Sportsnet.ca
It makes logical sense to put a team in Quebec City again. Although, with the current weakened Canadian dollar an expansion into Canada may have to wait a couple of years.

VIDEO: Nikita Gusev scores 'lacrosse' goal in KHL Skills Competition - CBSSports.com
That was very impressive.

From Selanne to Howe, the top 10 All-Star Game moments | The Hockey News
It is still amazing to think that Howe played as long as he did.

Countdown to TradeCentre: Stars eyeing Leafs D? | TSN

The Dallas Stars are looking for a defenseman. Maybe Ken Holland and Jim Nill can work something out with Jakub Kindl?

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello sued for $2.39 million by former team exec - CBSSports.com
Richard Krezwick, who is the former president of Devils Arena Entertainment, is suing Lamoriello for what is essentially defamation of character.

Are the NHL, Rogers and, most importantly, fans benefitting from new TV deal? | The Hockey News

The NHL is certainly benefiting from the deal. If nothing else from a financial point-of-view.

Let's Go Red Wings!