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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nicklas Lidstrom&#39;s No. 5 hangs next to Steve Yzerman&#39;s No. 19 at the Joe. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23redwings&amp;src=hash">#redwings</a> <a href="http://t.co/7xKmGo1qKL">pic.twitter.com/7xKmGo1qKL</a></p>&mdash; Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) <a href="https://twitter.com/wingsfrontman/statuses/443042557300195328">March 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Red Wings coach Mike Babcock defends Steve Yzerman for missing Nicklas Lidstrom night | MLive.com
Babcock needs to be on good terms with Yzerman for when he returns.

Coreau Fills In | Grand Rapids Griffins

Is Coreau really as bad as his stats say? He has a 1-11-4 record this season with the Walleye.

What Makes the Detroit Red Wings' Kid Line Effective - Octopus Thrower

Breaking down the Wings' youngest, and possibly best line.

Andersson out with broken foot, as Wings lose yet another center | ProHockeyTalk
No worries, we can have Cory Emmerton be our 2nd line center.

NHL News

Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) | ProHockeyTalk
It looks as if Peverley is OK. Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be like the Jiri Fischer situation.

Jordan Nolan suspended one measly game after sucker-punching Oilers’ Joensuu | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Referee: "You can't do that".

Cherry not about to change his ways as part of Rogers' NHL broadcast team - The Hockey News
I don't get CBC where I live, but can someone explain the changes that HNIC just made. Have they replaced MacLean with George Stroumbouopoulos, or will they be using both of them next season?

NHL general managers meetings: 3-on-3 overtime not getting much support - SBNation.com
While I don't think that the 3-on-3 OT is the final solution to this problem, it is a lot better than the shootout. At least there is legitimate hockey competition going on then.

Sabres suspend Rostislav Klesla for not reporting | USA Today
Understandable decision by Klesla to take the rest of the season off, and an equally understandable decision by the Sabres to suspend him.

Mulroney wants Nordiques back in Quebec City - Sportsnet.ca
I agree. Move the Panthers to Quebec City.

Luongo symbol for revitalization of Panthers' franchise | TSN
In order to revitalize their franchise, the Panthers will need to do more than just trade for Luongo.

Gillis pleads his case: ‘We are enduring a challenging period’ | ProHockeyTalk
Mr. Gillis, that "challenging period" has been very much your doing.

Blues remain No. 1 in NHL Power Rankings | TSN
TSN has updated their power rankings.

David Clarkson's Contract is Maybe, Probably Buyout-Proof - Pension Plan Puppets
Interesting. If the Leafs were to buyout Clarkson this summer (which they will not), he will still make $34 million, which is 93% of the value of his contract.

Cody Ceci injured after taking Shea Weber slap shot to head - SBNation.com

Shea Weber, smashing players heads into the boards and hitting them with pucks since '85.

Panthers commit worst too-many-men penalty - Sportsnet.ca
The Florida Panthers had a total of 12 players (including Luongo) on the ice at the same time.

Hart Trophy Watch: Is Sidney Crosby an MVP lock? | Post-to-Post
There are no Red Wings in the MVP talk, which isn't a surprise by any means.

Josh Gorges undergoes surgery on hand, out four weeks for Habs - CBSSports.com
Gorges has 13 points this season with the Habs.

Colorado Avalanche lip-sync Imagine Dragons and it’s the ickiest thing ever (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
As awkward as this may be, I have to say that I like it.

Oilers can't afford another basement season - Sportsnet.ca

How long have the Oilers been rebuilding now? It seems like forever.

Let's Go Red Wings!