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Red Wings recall Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids, where he's leading AHL in goals, points | MLive.com
Pulkkinen is getting another, well-deserved chance with the Wings. He leads the AHL in points and has been absolutely phenomenal for the Griffins this season. Hopefully he can translate some of that success into the NHL.

Why Danny DeKeyser is exactly what Detroit was looking for | The Hockey News
DeKeyser may not be a #1 defenseman, but he is a consistent top-4 defenseman who keeps improving.

Red Wings need to 'elevate' during tough and potentially revealing six-game road stretch | MLive.com
As I have mentioned before, these next couple of games for the Wings will show us how good this team actually is capable of being.

Detroit Red Wings Top 20 Prospects features new number one - Hockey's Future
Hockey's Future has named Dylan Larkin as the Wings' top prospect, ahead of Anthony Mantha. Petr Mrazek, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Xavier Ouellet round out the top five.

Veteran Jakub Kindl seeks playing time, so he asks to join Grand Rapids Griffins | MLive.com
Jakub Kindl was assigned to Grand Rapids for conditioning, and played for the Griffins on Sunday. He will stay in Grand Rapids for the Griffins' next three games.

NHL News

Ducks lose Matt Beleskey, Sami Vatanen for weeks to injury | Puck Daddy
A pair of big losses for the Ducks. Their search for a defenseman at the trade deadline should intensify.

NHL Power Rankings: Rangers, Isles, Pens, Cap go at it in wacky Metro | CBSSports.com
The Wings fell three spots to #10 in CBSSports' latest power rankings. The Predators remained at #1.

Look out NHL: Here come the Kings | For The Win
Are the Kings about to pull off another one of their late-season playoff pushes? It looks as if they might.

Update: We missed the part where Ovechkin said Getzlaf might be jealous because ‘he don’t have hair’ | ProHockeyTalk
From Ovechkin: "Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t have hair." It has never dawned on me before, but Ovechkin is to hockey what Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to football. An enigmatic, sometimes slightly arrogant, and incredibly talented player who has a kind and charitable heart.

Depth Scoring from Forwards for Each NHL Team - PensBurgh
Interesting look at which teams have depth that is producing and which teams lack scoring depth.

Power Rankings: Deadline buyers in Nashville move to No. 1 | The Hockey News
I do not give power rankings any credibility, to me they are just fun to look at. But in THN's latest edition, Detroit fell from #1 to #15! I disagree.

Tenuous playoff status puts San Jose Sharks rebuild at crossroads | Puck Daddy
Remember how the Sharks were talking about potentially going through a rebuild last summer? Now they are comfortably in a playoff spot, and could win a playoff round or two.

Jaromir Jagr on future with Devils: 'What's the reason to keep me?' - CBSSports.com
He has a point. The Devils are not making the playoffs and Jagr is not getting any younger. Trade him to a playoff team. That would be beneficial for all of the parties involved.

Deadline Decisions: Canadiens look to add depth - Sportsnet.ca
The last thing we need is for the Canadiens offense to have depth. If Montreal can develop its game beyond Carey Price, they are a legitimate Cup contender.

Buffalo fans put '#PrayForMcDavid' sign up in Sabres home arena - SBNation.com

Do not worry Buffalo. As long as you stay the course, McDavid will be a Sabre in no-time.

Let's Go Red Wings!