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Five Questions: Babcock talks depth - Detroit Red Wings - News
Babs talks the goaltending situation (including a good question about whether the team plays differently for Mrazek versus Howard), and the emergence of Tomas Tatar.

Consistency matters for Ericsson - Detroit Red Wings - News
Bill Roose writes up a complimentary article on Ericsson while being fair to the concept that Riggy has room for improvement on how he's played. The bit about his finger (near the bottom) is something fans have wondered for a long time as well. Worth a read.

Goodbye, Nabby: A tribute to Evgeni Nabokov - Lighthouse Hockey
A nice tribute to a goalie who was a Red Wing for less than a day.

Around the NHL

LeBrun: NHL exec surprised advanced stats less impactful than first thought — Nichols on Hockey
LeBrun has an NHL exec who says that his team has been using advanced stats for years and has found that (surprise!) they're not the end-all and be-all! I wonder who it is?

Rogers and HNIC: We Have the Facts and We're Voting No - Pension Plan Puppets
A list of reasons why the ratings are down for the new Canadian TV deal.

Loving the Game: An Object Lesson - The Cannon
From the author - Every now and then, we are reminded why the game of hockey and the people around the game are simply the best. Over the past two weeks, the All Star Game and a sojourn to Ottawa drove the point...

Penguins Thoughts: Power play , Matt Murray and more - PensBurgh
10 thoughts about tonight's opponent from fans of tonight's opponent.

Hall Out For Up To Six Weeks - The Copper & Blue
That's going to hurt their playoff chances.

Watch: Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel Cross-Checks Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid in Neck - Defending Big D
Were you aware that Antoine Roussel is a piece of garbage? You are now!