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Griffins Await Top-Seeded Stars In Round Two | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins will play the Texas Stars in the second round of the AHL playoffs.

Red Wings 2013-14 season grades: Young players scored high marks; some veterans underachieved | MLive.com
Ansar Khan gave Nyquist, Zetterberg, and Kronwall all "A's", and he gave Weiss, Samuelsson, and Cleary all "D's".

Blue-chip blueliners ready to challenge | Red Wings Central

According to Jiri Fischer, the Wings currently have six legitimate NHL prospects.

Weiss’ critical offseason can’t start for at least a month | ProHockeyTalk
Stephen Weiss will not be able to work out for the next month.

NHL News

Marian Hossa leads Blackhawks to dominant Game 2 win over Wild - SBNation.com
The Blackhawks now hold a two game series lead over the Minnesota Wild.

Conn Smythe Watch: Kopitar King of MVP race | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Anze Kopitar, Patrick Kane, and Ryan Getzlaf are some of the current frontrunners for the award.

Sharks GM Wilson recommends McLellan keeps job after collapse | TSN
Todd McLellan's job in San Jose is on the line after yet another playoff collapse.

Bettman: NHL not currently looking at expansion - Sportsnet.ca
That is what he wants you to think. Bettman said that the NHL is not ready to expend. Which I do agree with.

City on alert for mayhem as tense Montreal-Boston hockey war plays out on ice - The Hockey News
The Bruins and Canadiens play Game 3 in Montreal on Tuesday.

What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby and his goal scoring? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Sidney Crosby was spotted hanging out with Johan Franzen last week.

Adam McQuaid done for season after undergoing ankle surgery - CBSSports.com
The Bruins defenseman has not played since January 20th.

MacKinnon joins up with Canada at worlds - Sportsnet.ca
MacKinnon, along with Brayden Schenn and Matt Read, was added to Team Canada's roster yesterday.

Is John Tortorella a Coaching fit in St. Louis? | The Hockey Writers
In terms of playing style, Tortorella is a perfect fit for St. Louis. That said, I do not expect the Blues to fire Hitchcock.

Watch Team Finland execute the clumsiest line change in hockey history (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

I do not think that is how it is done.

Dan Boyle ‘doesn’t believe for one second’ that he’s too old | ProHockeyTalk
Danny Boyle is a potential free agent target for the Wings. He may be 37 years old right now, but he is still a good defenseman in the NHL. Especially if he can be had at a reasonable cap hit.

Let's Go Griffins!