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For Monday, November 16, 2015

Yeah, it felt like that.
Yeah, it felt like that.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Game Recap: Sharks 3 - Red Wings 2 - Winging It In Motown
Booooooo losing.

Red Wings’ Howard, Mrazek get new masks for Military Appreciation Night | The Hockey News
These are really sweet.

NHL fines Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen $2,000 for diving/embellishment | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Commenter: "The funniest thing about this is that after 200 games, the NHL seems to have found only one diving incident!" (Technically, one warning and then a follow-up incident, but semantics.)

Datsyuk's return provides Wings scoring depth | The Detroit News
Pavel Datsyuk returned, and there was much rejoicing. I wish I could have found a video of the ovation he got on his first shift.

Datsyuk's return provides Wings scoring depth | The Detroit News
Pavel Datsyuk returned, and there was much rejoicing. I wish I could have found a video of the ovation he got on his first shift.

Who is the greatest No. 13 of all-time, Mats Sundin or Pavel Datsyuk? | The Hockey News
Clash of 13s this past Friday the 13th.

Kris Draper talks about the Red Wings' new practice facility and youth hockey rink - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
Swanky.

Tragedy in Paris leads to enhanced security for Red Wings-Sharks game at Joe Louis Arena | MLive.com
Thoughts go to everyone victimized by the massacre in Paris. The NHL sent security advisories to all the league's teams.

Alexey Marchenko stating his case to stick around with Red Wings | Detroit Free Press
Includes a snippet on Andreas Athanasiou.

Around the NHL

The SHL and NHL: A system in symbiosis? - Eyes On The Prize
The NHL would do well to allow Sweden's hockey program to do what it does best: develop world-class hockey players.

Game Recap: Bruins Down Wings, Win at Home 3-1 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
View from the enemy. San Jose game here.

Malkin on Penguins: ‘We’re mad at each other and not working hard’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The frozen birds are mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore.

Rangers 4, Leafs 3: Leafs lose ugly, boring game on bad goaltending - Pension Plan Puppets
Toronto had won three straight prior to this game.

Fighting in NHL is down naturally, but now is the time to ban it outright | The Hockey News
"For the first time, players are speaking through their action. No matter what they might say, their actions are screaming out to take fighting out of the game." Uhh, not sure that's exactly the message being conveyed.

Blackhawks vs. Flames final score 2015: Kane & Panarin Show leads 4-1 win - Second City Hockey
If Dylan Larkin is going to be dinged in Calder Trophy arguments because he's playing on a team with world-class talent, Artemi Panarin better receive the same treatment.

Is The Plan Crumbling in Columbus? - The Cannon
"Crumbling" seems a little too strong, but this has been an awful start.

PHOTOS: Predators and Jets overcrowd penalty boxes | theScore
NHL rules stipulate that the penalty benches should be big enough to fit 10 people, including Off-Ice Officials.

Panthers shock Lightning with late goal, win 5-4 in shootout - Litter Box Cats
Both teams are .500 at the moment. One of them is very unhappy about it.

C’Mon Ref: Goalies entitled to special treatment in certain situations - Article - TSN
Kerry Fraser basically admitting what we all know.

Understanding Dave Hakstol's System: The Basics - Broad Street Hockey
After Prashanth's posts detailing Jeff Blashill's breakout and forecheck, here's more from the unofficial SB Nation Hockey Handbook.

Nikolai Khabibulin announces his retirement from hockey - Raw Charge
The Bulin Wall officially hangs up his skates.

Paris attacks hit home for Flyers’ Bellemare - Article - TSN
Perspective from a native son.

Team Europe leadership ready to build World Cup squad from scratch | SI.com
This will probably be the most intriguing team of the tournament.

NHL offside calls are up, but should coach’s challenge get the blame? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
No.

Sequel to cult classic ‘Goon’ takes closer look at decline of enforcers | The Hockey News
I wonder what kind of players are the new "goons" now that enforcers are pretty much nonexistent.