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Red Wings 4, Sabres 2: David Legwand scores winner as Detroit needs one point to clinch playoff berth | MLive.com
Great win last night. Let's get #23 locked up tonight!

Olympia picks general contractor for new $450 million Detroit Red Wings arena | MLive.com

Some new arena news.

Fan Health And Hockey: This Red Wings Season - Octopus Thrower

This is true. Whenever I watch a Wings game, or any sporting event for that matter, I get more excited. This seems to be the norm for any sports fan. Except if you support the Maple Leafs. I don't know what you do then.

Enter To Win! | Click On Detroit

Want to win a signed Pavel Datsyuk jersey? Now is your chance!

Jack Adams Award: Making a Bid for Babcock | The Hockey Writers

It may just be me, but it feels as if there is a lot more support for Babcock winning the Jack Adams this season than there has been in recent memory. And he deserves it.

NHL News

Canucks fire general manager Mike Gillis - SBNation.com
For a team that needs to commit to a re-build, this move was necessary.

Video: Ovechkin hits 50-goal mark for fifth time | ProHockeyTalk
But his +/- rating!!!

Steve Yzerman has become one of NHL's model general managers - CBSSports.com
Serious question, would you rather have him over Ken Holland?

NHL Central Scouting ranks Bennett No. 1 again - Sportsnet.ca
Samuel Bennett remains the highest ranked North American skater.

Kings sign Lewis to two-year contract extension | TSN
Trevor Lewis has 11 points in 70 games with the Kings this season.

Remnants of 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Face Several Playoff Questions | The Hockey Writers
On paper, the Penguins should be vying for the Cup every season. However, that has not been the case.

Ben Bishop injury: Lightning goalie leaves game against Toronto - SBNation.com

Ben Bishop has been the backbone of the Lightning's success this season. If this injury is severe, I wouldn't expect Tampa Bay to make it far in the playoffs.

Panthers to curtain off part of top deck? | ProHockeyTalk
As I said the other day, the BB&T Center is really nice. The problem is, no one goes there to see the Panthers. People go to see the Red Wings, Bruins, Rangers, Maple Leafs, or whichever team is in town. The Panthers' arena problems stem back to the organizations lack of success on the ice.

The other NHL race: Determining the lottery picks | For The Win

I'm hoping that the Oilers receive the first overall pick. Just because.

Capitals' Halak uneasy playing former team - Sportsnet.ca
Understandable. Halak became really good friends with his former teammates in St. Louis, and it's not easy to try a stop a shot from a guy who you were rooming with a month ago.

Mike Gillis fired; is John Tortorella next? | Post-to-Post
I would expect the new GM of the Canucks would want to insert his own coach.

The Minnesota Wild, the playoff bubble, and the importance of homegrown talent - SBNation.com

This article makes some good points. The Wild have plenty of talented players, yet can't seem to take the next step towards being a cup contender.

Who will the Canucks hire as their next GM? | ProHockeyTalk
I would love to see Markus Naslund becoming the new Canucks' GM.

Insane Swedish hockey fans storm the ice after Djurgarden’s historic win (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
These fans aren't insane, they're just being normal.

Let's Go Red Wings!