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Howe’s Son Says Recovery No Fluke, Excited For Future Of Stem Cells | CBS Detroit
There has been some skepticism directed towards what role stem cells played in Gordie Howe's recovery. For the sake of others who are in similar situations as Gordie's, hopefully his recovery was the result of the stem cell treatment he received. That would allow for others to undergo a similar treatment.

Are Detroit sports teams embracing analytics? | Detroit Free Press
The Tigers just trade all available prospects for current pieces and then move those pieces a year or two later for other pieces. Who needs numbers when you have a triple crown winner? The Pistons just want to find a way to win games consistently, so they will try anything. And the Lions know that there are two numbers they never want to come across ("0" and "16"), so they try to avoid the numbers game.

Red Wings pleased with Alexey Marchenko's play, but is he the answer to their need on defense? | MLive.com
I would not call Marchenko the answer to our defense, but having him as another option certainly does not hurt.

NHL News

With Miller reportedly out 4-6 weeks, Canucks ‘confident’ in Lack | ProHockeyTalk
The Canucks currently hold one of the playoff spots in the Western Conference, but that may change if the team goes on a losing streak. With Ryan Miller out for essentially the rest of the regular season, that becomes a possibility.

Joffrey Lupul on deadline: ‘Isn’t situation I thought I’d be in’ | Puck Daddy
The Leafs may be looking to offload a couple of players at the trade deadline, and Lupul may be one of them.

Martin St. Louis ducks, hilariously avoids huge hit along the boards - SBNation.com
Brandon Dubinsky was not expecting to crash into the boards when he tried to hit St. Louis.

Sens' Cowen handed three-game suspension | TSN
Jared Cowen was suspended for hitting the Panthers' Jussi Jokinen on Saturday.

Extended absence of injured David Krejci could be the bad luck that breaks up the Bruins | The Hockey News
David Krejci is out for the next four-to-six weeks. The Bruins currently hold the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference, but the Panthers and Flyers are not far behind.

Pekka Rinne, Carey Price are waging the best goalie battle in years | For The Win
Whether Rinne or Price wins the Vezina this year is a question that will linger on until June. But, what is clear is that for whomever wins it, the victory will be well-deserved.

Top 10 greatest NHL trade deadline deals - Sportsnet.ca
No Red Wings' trades on this list. Although, Yzerman's trade for Ben Bishop in 2013 was ranked 10th.

NHL power rankings: Tough week moves Chicago Blackhawks down - SBNation.com
The Red Wings remained at #3 in SBNation's latest power rankings.

Let's Go Red Wings!