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We're as surprised as you, Dylan.
We're as surprised as you, Dylan.
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Red Wings News

Red Wings are average, would shuffling things make them a contender? | Winging It In Motown
J.J. takes a look at potential ways to take the Red Wings from average to contender, while asking for your input as well.

Dylan Larkin is already becoming the Detroit Red Wings newest superstar | ESPN.com
I did a short recap on this yesterday, but here is the original piece in case you missed it. Craig Custance uses does some fabulous storytelling in describing Dylan Larkin's journey to the NHL.

Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijärvi adapts to life as a Flint Firebird | MLive.com
The first-year prospect opens up about learning English and adjusting to life an hour north of his hopeful NHL future.

Future home of Detroit Red Wings on track for Sept. 2017 opening | Detroit News
Some pictures to get you excited in here.

Detroit Red Wings' Dylan Larkin loses All-Star breakaway vote | Detroit Free Press
Brandon Saad won the Breakaway Challenge vote. I think Lauren speaks for us all here: "More like #NHLBreakawayBaad"

Around the NHL

The NHL Needs To Stop Taking Itself So Damn Seriously | Winging It In Motown
Speaking of Lauren, she wrote about how the NHL has deep concerns about the All-Star game being a Super Big Deal, but not so much with the ever-growing number of PR disasters on its hands.

Dennis Wideman of Calgary Flames suspended indefinitely for crosschecking linesman | ESPN.com
I don't think there was really any other possible outcome.

A Guy Like Me | The Players' Tribune
This piece made the rounds yesterday. John Scott, in his own words, about being an NHL All-Star.

The NHL tried to use John Scott’s kids to bully him out of the All-Star Game | SBNation.com
This was a detail that came directly from the John Scott piece. Pretty disgusting, if not unsurprising from NHL headquarters.

Team Orr beats Team Cherry in BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game | NHL.com - News
For the draftniks out there.

As NHL gathers for All-Star Game, Las Vegas remains in holding pattern | Las Vegas Sun News
Bill Foley still would like to bring an NHL team to Vegas.

It's time to abandon the foxhole | Eyes On The Prize
Rock bottom for Habs fans.

NHL All-Star Game 3-on-3 format will be a challenge for goaltenders | 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend
ORLY?

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