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Red Wings reassign defenseman Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids, retain Alexey Marchenko | MLive.com
The Wings have decided to extend Marchenko's showcase by sending Ouellet back to Grand Rapids. I agree with this move, Marchenko has played really well since he was called up.

The legacy of Gordie Howe - Sportsnet.ca
Mark and Marty Howe talked about their father before Gordie made his recent public appearance in Saskatchewan.

Detroit Red Wings continue to develop players patiently - Hockey's Future
The Wings were forced to play their prospects more last season as a result of the injury crisis, and the results were marvelous. But, that does not mean that the Wings have abandoned their old policy of "over-ripening" players. Although, they have probably tinkered with it a little after seeing what players like Tatar and Nyquist were able to do last season.

Detroit Red Wings' success, depth lead to some tough roster decisions | MLive.com
When Jimmy Howard returns the Wings have to make the decision of whether or not to keep Petr Mrazek in Detroit.

NHL News

Henrik Lundqvist's throat injury was almost life-threatening - SBNation.com
Lundqvist is out for at least a month after taking a puck to the throat in the Rangers game against the Hurricanes last Saturday. He remained in the game, and played against the Panthers a couple of days later. The puck sprained one of his blood vessels, which could have caused him to suffer a stroke had he kept on playing.

Trade Talk: Bozak, Myers among Sunday's rumours | TSN

In a way, I hope the Ducks get Tyler Myers. The fact that they even want him has probably driven up the price for him beyond the point where I am comfortable to make a trade for him. Let Anaheim overpay for him.

Another Blues game, another dazzling goal from Vladimir Tarasenko | The Hockey News
Tarasenko is emerging as one of the biggest stars in the NHL. He has the skill to become one of the best.

Leafs expected to be one of the busiest teams at the deadline | ProHockeyTalk
High-profile players such as Daniel Winnik and Mike Santorelli may be up for grabs.

Watch Mike Fisher blatantly spear Erik Gudbranson in the groin - SBNation.com

What would Carrie Underwood say about that?

Slava Fetisov is the most interesting – and frustrating – man in hockey today | The Hockey News
But most importantly, he was a Red Wing.

Kings in peril of missing postseason; are there reasons for hope? | Puck Daddy
The Kings are playing in the toughest of the two conferences, and have to fight off the Avalanche, Wild, and Stars to just put themselves in the position of being the top-team not in the playoffs. To make the playoffs, they also have to pass the Jets or the Flames. That will be a tough task to accomplish, but certainly not impossible.

LOOK: Rob Gronkowski's puck spike at Bruins game is better in photos - CBSSports.com

I like Tom Brady, and I do not mind the Patriots, but I am not a fan of Gronk.

Watch Steve Mason injure himself during TV timeout (Video) | Puck Daddy
Kind of sums up the Flyers' season.

The 10 worst free agent signings of 2014-15 | The Hockey News

As much as I disliked the re-signing of Danny Cleary, was that deal really worth the 2nd spot on this list? Was his deal really worse than Brooks Orpik's or John Scott's deal?

Panthers blow late lead, lose in SO to Predators | ProHockeyTalk
The Predators keep on winning, and since we are no longer in the same conference, I do not mind that. But, if we do meet in the playoffs (and I hope we do), they are going down.

Shea Weber has a strong shot at Norris Trophy | USA Today

I agree that it is weird that Weber has yet to win the Trophy. But, my money is still on Mark Giordano winning it this season, especially if Calgary manages to make the playoffs.

Let's Go Red Wings!