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Red Wings News

Red Wings make it 23 consecutive playoff appearances | ProHockeyTalk
It was a long and tough road, but we've made it!

Mike Babcock becomes Red Wings' all-time leader in wins but focuses on getting team into playoffs | MLive.com
Mike Babcock now has more wins than any other coach in Red Wings' history.

Janmark lämnar för Detroit direkt | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet
Red Wings' prospect Mattias Janmark has said that he may be heading to Grand Rapids. He has yet to make a firm decision whether he will head over or not. Janmark led AIK in points this season in the SHL.

Kyle Quincey quietly has been one of Red Wings' most-improved players second half of season | MLive.com
Kyle Quincey has been playing well as of late. There is no denying that. Brace yourselves for the long-term extension that will be heading his way this summer.

NHL News

Report: Leafs interested in Shanahan? | ProHockeyTalk
I don't know if Shanahan wants to leave the NHL. He is probably making very good money right now without having to deal with a lot of the stress that is associated with running a team.

The last days of Barry Trotz in Nashville | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Firing Barry Trotz will not be easy. For Predators' fans, he is the only coach they have ever had. However, I do not think that replacing Trotz will fix Nashville's problems. Poile will need to do some work as well.

Lightning's Ben Bishop out for rest of regular season | USA Today
The Lightning are unsure whether Bishop will be healthy in time for the playoffs. If he's not, the Lightning may be facing an early elimination.

Blue Jackets F Horton credited with goal despite missing makeup game | TSN
Horton scored in the postponed game between the Blue Jackets and Stars. The game where Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.

2014 NHL Mock Draft (April Edition) | The Hockey Writers
This mock draft has Sam Reinhart going #1 to the Sabres. It has the Wings drafting Sonny Milano with the 17th pick in the draft.

What went wrong for the Toronto Maple Leafs? - SBNation.com
Bad coaching, injuries, Clarkson, Rob Ford. You name it. A lot of things turned the Leafs season into a cup of cold tea.

NHLPA files grievance after Bolts terminate Helenius contract | ProHockeyTalk
Tampa Bay terminated Helenius's contract in February.

Desperate contracts hinder Leafs' future - Sportsnet.ca
How does the David Clarkson contract feel now? Not so nice, eh?

NHL Award Races: Avalanche in store for big awards show - CBSSports.com
Nathan MacKinnon is the consensus pick for the Calder trophy.

After missing playoffs for 5th straight year, Hurricanes facing another long, empty summer - The Hockey News
The Hurricanes have been incredibly mediocre these last few seasons.

Trevor Linden becomes Canucks team president, much-needed face of the organization | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Trevor Linden takes over as president from the recently fired Mike Gillis. Linden will now have to find a new GM to take over Gillis's other role.

USA's Jack Eichel has eyes on 2015 top prize | USA Today
Connor McDavid will go #1, there is no debate about that. But, picking up Eichel at #2 is not a bad consolation prize.

Reimer: ‘Fair question’ if he’ll ask for trade out of Toronto | ProHockeyTalk
There should be a decent market for Reimer. He is not a bad netminder, and if the price is low, he would be a very lucrative piece for a team.

Kris Letang to return tonight from stroke - PensBurgh
Some people take months to recover from strokes. Some take years. Many never recover from it. For Letang to return this quickly is quite amazing.

Can The Montreal Canadiens Win The Stanley Cup? | The Hockey Writers
Eventually they will. I don't know if they will this season though. There's this team from Michigan that I heard is on a hot-streak.

Can Trevor Linden save the Vancouver Canucks? | Post-to-Post
Better question: Can the GM that Trevor Linden hires save the Vancouver Canucks?

Let's Go Red Wings!