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Red Wings 4, Capitals 2: Justin Abdelkader scores twice in third period to lead Detroit | MLive.com
Great win yesterday. First period was kind of bland, but the rest of the game was extremely pleasing. Let's keep it up!

Family releases statement on condition of Gordie Howe, address to send get-well wishes | MLive.com
Yes! Get well soon Gordie!

Video: Doc Emrick’s heartfelt words about Gordie Howe | ProHockeyTalk
I thought Emrick's comments were really elegant. Say what you will about Doc, but, he is a very good orator. Get well soon Gordie!

Red Wings players cherish interactions with Gordie Howe | USA Today
What a great motivating factor it must be to talk and interact with someone like Gordie Howe. He is the definition of a living legend.

Alfredsson return to Red Wings remains a possibility | ProHockeyTalk
It's still possible!

See the front runner for worst penalty call of the NHL season - SBNation.com
From yesterday's Wings' game. From the TV angle, the penalty initially looks justified. But, the referees do not see the game from the TV angle.

NHL News

John Moore handed 5-game suspension for hit on Erik Haula (Video) | Puck Daddy
A suspension seemed inevitable in Moore's case, and a five-game one shouldn't come as a big surprise.

Flames’ Stajan goes on IR, out about six weeks | ProHockeyTalk
Bad luck for the Flames. The Flames have actually had a pretty decent start to their season, but, Stajan's injury should end any major hopes for a playoff bid.

Bruins' Krug out weeks with broken finger - Sportsnet.ca
The Bruins defensive corps lost another one of its main members, after already losing Zdeno Chara for over a month.

Brett Hull wants you to own a piece of hockey history | The Hockey News
Brett Hull is auctioning off some of his memorabilia.

Blue Jackets GM on nine injured roster players: 'It's a nightmare' - CBSSports.com
Now you know how it feels. The Blue Jackets are pulling a Red Wing of yesteryear.

Ted Nolan just realized what’s going on with Sabres this season | Puck Daddy
There's always next year Ted!

The TSN Hockey List: Nine CHLers who would be good AHL candidates | TSN
I agree with these proposed changes, but, I also understand why the NHL would be against them. The CHL is the main exporter of product to the NHL, and the NHL will oppose any changes that they feel will hurt this flow of talent. That said, I agree that certain prospects, those who are nearly ready to play in the NHL, should be allowed to play in the AHL. It will allow them to develop further, which in the long-run is beneficial for the NHL.

How important is a fast start to the NHL season? - CBSSports.com
Seasons are long, and anything is possible. But, getting off to a good start can have a long-lasting effect on a team. Teams will go on losing-streaks, some will have them last longer than others, but, having a great start to fall back on means that losing five games in a row does not ruin a season.

Nine games means nothing for New York Rangers rookie Anthony Duclair | The Hockey News
Interesting. There are all these little gimmicks in the CBA which allow GM's to manipulate their players' contracts in certain ways, and this is one of them.

Iowa's AHL team brought the wrong jerseys to their game vs. Milwaukee - SBNation.com

Let's Go Red Wings!