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Detroit Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha named Canadian Hockey League player of the year | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
CHL player of the year, and soon to be NHL player of the year.

Red Wings, Ken Holland to interview potential draftees, talk trade at NHL Scouting Combine | MLive.com

It would not be out of the question for the Wings to move Tootoo at the deadline. The market for him is minuscule, but Nashville!

Report: Detroit Red Wings associate coach Tom Renney a candidate for Florida Panthers top job | MLive.com
Renney has plenty of head coaching experience in the NHL.

Thomas Vanek is Not the Answer for the Detroit Red Wings - Octopus Thrower

Based on the amount of money that Vanek will be commanding in the FA market, it will not be advantageous for the Wings to go after him. Spend the money on a defenseman or three instead.

NHL News

Columbus coach Richards inks two-year extension | ProHockeyTalk
Todd Richards led the Blue Jackets to the best season ever in franchise history.

KHL's HC Donbass' arena burned, robbed by armed 'terrorists' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
You have to hate when politics and sports become intertwined.

Canada's game? New book says hockey originated in England - CBSSports.com
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the world.

Blues hire stats man Corsi as new goalie coach - Sportsnet.ca
Wait, Corsi is named after Jim Corsi? Learned something new today.

Sandis Ozolinsh calls it a career | ProHockeyTalk

Ozolinsh is a seven-time All Star and won the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996.

Sam Reinhart – NHL 2014 Draft Prospect Profile | The Hockey Writers
Sam Reinhart is expected to be one of the first three players drafted in this years draft.

Trotz says Capitals have Cup potential as they are | TSN
The Capitals have a solid core group of players to work with, but there are still many holes to fill on the team.

The NHL 15 cover vote is probably rigged - SBNation.com
Interesting discovery here. EA Sports uses the vote to help "influence" their decision, but they do not need to follow it.

Chicago Blackhawks look for turnaround in Game 5 against surging Los Angeles Kings - The Hockey News
At this point, I would much rather have the Kings in the final than the Blackhawks. I do hope that the winner is from the Eastern Conference though. Because I do not know if I can deal with another L.A. or Chicago Cup victory.

Bolland wants to be a Leaf for life | ProHockeyTalk

And so will David Clarkson, whether Leafs' fans want him to or not.

Alex Ovechkin does throat slash, parties with Vladimir Putin after worlds win | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
On a more political note, if the U.S. and Russia were to cut further trade ties, what would happen to all of the Russian players in the NHL? Would their work visas be terminated? It's an interesting question to consider.

Let's Go Red Wings!