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Jakub Kindl gets more than expected in first home game back with Griffins | MLive.com
Scoring and playing well for the Griffins can be a huge confidence booster for Kindl. Whether he ever plays again for the Wings is a different question, but for him to start playing well again is important, if nothing else from a depth standpoint.

Duff: Analytics not a priority for Wings | Windsor Star
Henrik Zetterberg is not into advanced stats, and Mike Babcock is cautious about them as well. This is what he said about stats like Corsi and Fenwick: "I think if you want to base signing players on shots, I think you’re nuts." I agree with that for the most part.

Teemu Pulkkinen gives Red Wings what they wanted now the next step is to produce points | MLive.com
Pulkkinen has the talent and the ability to be a difference maker down the stretch and in the playoffs. He was able to produce in the AHL, but will he be able to produce in the NHL? I think and hope so.

Q&A: Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard | The Detroit News
Jimmy Howard's favorite non-Detroit NHL city? Chicago. Nein!!!

NHL News

KHL's Moses could join NHL team for 2015-16 - Sportsnet.ca
Steve Moses has scored 36 goals and 57 points in as many games this season for Jokerit Helsinki. The 25-year-old was never drafted into the NHL, but he may be playing in the league next season if he keeps up his current production.

Report: Redesigned NHL.com won’t use terms ‘Corsi’ and ‘Fenwick’ | ProHockeyTalk
The stats will instead be called "shot attempts" and "unblocked shot attempts". This is completely understandable, as the average fan does not know what "Corsi" and "Fenwick" represent.

NHL trade deadline: Metropolitan Division buyers and sellers - CBSSports.com
The Islanders have a core group of players that is good enough to win the Stanley Cup. Add to that core a couple of playmakers and you have yourself a really strong contender.

A possible breakthrough on testing CTE | TSN
Doctors may now be able to identify CTE, the disease that basically destroys your brain.

Steve Montador ‘knew he was going to pass away early’ | The Hockey News
Montador dealt with severe concussion problems during his career.

Trade Talk: The dish on Petry | TSN
Darren Dreger thinks that the Kings are very interested in Jeff Petry. He also mentioned that the Flyers may be looking to deal Braydon Coburn or Nicklas Grossman.

Nick Schultz signs two-year contract extension with Flyers - CBSSports.com
One of the reasons why those two aforementioned defensemen may be available is that the Flyers have extended Nick Schultz.

Should Calgary Flames buy at the trade deadline? - Sportsnet.ca
The Flames currently hold a playoff spot, but they are facing pressure from the Kings, the Wild, and the Stars. A couple of losses could push Calgary out of a playoff spot. Should they trade for someone at the deadline? Maybe. They are still technically rebuilding, so I would not expect them to move any of their long-term pieces.

Why NHL teams still view analytics as 'state secret' | USA Today
Advanced statistics are not omnipresent in NHL front offices. Teams work with them to varying degrees, which is understandable. But, teams are beginning to incorporate these stats into their doctrines to a greater degree.

Which teams have been the best at winning games in regulation or overtime? | ProHockeyTalk
The Wings are eighth, winning 0.52 regulation or overtime games per game played this season. The Predators are first on the list while the Sabres are last.

Let's Go Red Wings!