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Abdelkader latest injured Wing; Ferraro recalled on an emergency basis | Red Wings Front
Seriously, who is playing for Toledo now-a-days?

‘Bright futures’ lie ahead for Ouellet, Sproul | Red Wings Central
I expect Ouellet and Sproul to be regular Red Wing players within the next three seasons. From there, both of them have the ability to become the best defenseman not only on this team, but in the entire league.

"The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative" Introduction - Octopus Thrower

Ever imagine the Red Wings as the Avengers? Well, here you go.

When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford - Courant.com

Gordie signing in Hartford is similar to Pele signing in New York. Both drew a ton of attention.

With time running short in playoff chase, Red Wings look to close gap on Toronto, snap offensive funk | MLive.com

Tonight's game has huge playoff implications for the Wings. Granted, every game does right now.

NHL News

Caps' Laich to miss rest of season after surgery - Sportsnet.ca
Sucks for Laich. But, this is good news for the Wings' playoff hopes.

Kris Letang returns to practice less than two months after stroke | Post-to-Post
Letang is back in practice after suffering from a stroke.

Is the Anaheim Ducks' recent slump a cause for concern? - SBNation.com
The Ducks are still one of the best teams in the entire league.

Report: Nolan, Sabres closing in on three-year extension | ProHockeyTalk

Ted Nolan was hired last year to replace Ron Rolston.

Three years after crash, Lokomotiv beats KHL champs in playoffs - CBSSports.com
I remember the day of the crash as if it was yesterday. It was probably one of the worst sports day's in recent memory.

Stajan thankful for support after son's death | USA Today
Matt Stajan has had a rough past couple of weeks.

Thomas Vanek 'decided a year ago' he wanted to hit free agency - CBSSports.com
It doesn't seem as if Vanek wants to remain a Canadien.

Report: NHL pondering more draft lottery changes | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL is considering making some changes to the draft.

Blackhawks Will Need Some Salary Cap Magic To Fit Teravainen - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks want to add prospect Teuvo Teravainen to their roster.

Will Duncan Keith Win Second Norris Trophy? | The Hockey Writers
I would not be shocked if he would. Keith may be the most consistent, high-quality defenseman in the league right now.

Blackhawks nominated as Sports Team of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal | ProHockeyTalk
Team of the year? Actually, of all of the candidates in the U.S., the Blackhawks probably fit the bill the best.

What happened to the Ottawa Senators? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
To the Red Wings benefit, the Senators have been struggling this season.

Who'll make the playoffs in the NHL East? | USA Today

Taking a look at the playoff picture in the Eastern conference.

Fraser: When the whistle should be blown on covered pucks | TSN
Kerry Fraser breaks down the protocol for whistleblowers.

College hockey: NCAA Tournament Bracketology (March 17) - SB Nation College Hockey
Why would I fill out a basketball bracket when I could fill out a hockey bracket! Oh, one billion dollars? Basketball it is.

Flames sign Yale standout Agostino | ProHockeyTalk
Kenny Agostino scored 132 points in 134 games with Yale.

Let's Go Red Wings!