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Howe’s family says he was treated for dehydration | The Windsor Star
Gordie Howe did not suffer from a stroke, which is great news!

Red Wings' faith in Tomas Jurco paying off as young forward starts producing offensively | MLive.com
It took a while for Jurco to get going, but, that has changed as of late. In his last eight games, he has two goals and seven points.

Howard on the rebound following rough season | FOX Sports

On of the key reasons behind the Wings' relative success this season is Jimmy Howard. Overall, his play this season has been a major improvement over last season's inconsistent and often average play.

Senators prepare for proper Alfredsson send off - Sportsnet.ca

I am really glad that the Senators and Alfie were able to reconcile. He was such an important player to their organization, it would be a shame if all of his contributions to the franchise were to be tainted.

Red Wings not happy with number of goals allowed | The Detroit News

As long as you score more goals than your opponent, you are fine. The problem is that I doubt that the Wings can keep up their amazing scoring form of late. Eventually our offense is going to hit a dry patch, and then we need our defense to step up.

NHL News

Tributes flood in after Beliveau's passing | TSN
Hockey legend Jean Beliveau passed away yesterday. Here are some of the many tributes made to him from members of the hockey community.

Jean Beliveau built legacy impossible to replicate - CBSSports.com
All-in-all, Jean Beliveau won 17 Stanley Cups (10 as a player, 7 as an executive for the Canadiens). No one will ever be able to match that feat again.

Adrian Dater fired by Denver Post for social media abuse | Puck Daddy
My two cents on social media posting: 1) if you have to think about whether something is OK to post, do not post it, 2) If you think something is OK to post, read it over once or thrice to make sure that it is actually acceptable to post.

Struggling Oilers still looking to make a change - SBNation.com
The Oilers keep losing, and their fans keep growing restless. Sabres' fans are also growing increasingly anxious, as all of a sudden they have a competitor in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.

Bortuzzo gets two games for ‘late, violent hit’ on ‘defenseless’ Jagr | ProHockeyTalk
I think two games is fair in this case. Bortuzzo was certainly late, and his hit targeted Jagr's head.

Blackhawks' Corey Crawford suffers off-ice injury, out 2-3 weeks - CBSSports.com
Crawford was injured when he "missed a step" while at a concert.

Alec Martinez, LA Kings agree on 6-year deal | Puck Daddy

Martinez' new deal carries a cap hit of $4 million, which is extremely reasonable, especially when you consider what he could have fetched on the open market next summer.

Spaceman returns? Bryzgalov to rejoin Ducks | ProHockeyTalk
Ilya Bryzgalov is returning to the Ducks on a PTO contract.

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