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Red Wings News

Health of Red Wings legend Gordie Howe heading in wrong direction, according to son Mark | MLive.com
Let's hope for the best! Get well Gordie!

Canadiens 4, Red Wings 1: Surprisingly flat performance at home for Detroit vs. NHL's top team | MLive.com
I do not understand how the Wings manage to play a phenomenal game against the Blackhawks and then play a horrid game against the Canadiens. Our play is far too inconsistent.

Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen displaying consistency in the early going | MLive.com

Franzen has been off to a pretty good start to his season. Maybe he could help translate some of that personal success to a greater team success?

NHL News

Sharks G Troy Grosenick makes 45 saves for shutout in NHL debut - CBSSports.com
Not a bad debut to say the least.

Stars' Nichushkin to have hip surgery; will miss four months | TSN
Nichushkin needs a hip cushion.

A Columbus season swoon could lead to a juggernaut with McDavid or Eichel | Puck Daddy
The Blue Jackets are too good of a team to remain bad for the rest of the season. I am expecting a late-season surge from them.

Blues trade D Jordan Leopold to Blue Jackets for draft pick - CBSSports.com
The Blue Jackets have acquired some much needed help on defense in exchange for a 5th-round draft pick in 2016.

Mike Ribeiro finding his groove again with the Nashville Predators | The Hockey News
Remember how all of you were bashing me for wanting Ribeiro instead of Weiss (or anyone not Filppula, for that matter) during the summer of 2013? Since that offseason, Ribiero has scored 20 goals and 61 points. Just saying.

AHL team VP has in-game prostate exam for men's health awareness (Video) | Puck Daddy
You have to do what you have to do to spread awareness.

30 Thoughts: Race to Las Vegas is on - Sportsnet.ca
I am not in favor of placing a team in Las Vegas from a hockey perspective. But, from a business, money-making perspective, it makes a lot of sense, assuming that the team could fill its stadium. Whether the Vegas team will be able to develop a consistent and committed fan base is a major concern that I have.

Stars are baffled by ongoing home woes | ProHockeyTalk

The Dallas Stars have not been stars on their home ice this season, having a 1-4-4 record.

An ECHL team held a Seinfeld night and yada yada yada, it was pretty funny | The Hockey News
You have to love the ECHL.

Vincent Trocheck scores, makes a water bottle fly - SBNation.com
Instead of goal horns, what if water shot up like a geyser from the goal after a goal was scored? I am all for testing this in the ECHL.

Let's Go Red Wings!