Quick Hits: Devan Dubnyk; Kyle Okposo

Red Wings News

What is the Detroit Red Wings' most pressing need this summer via trade or free agency? | MLive.com
A top-two defenseman will remain a huge need until we have another one to play alongside Niklas Kronwall. In addition to that, I would like either a top-six forward or a top-four defenseman, depending on who ends up hitting the market, and more importantly, the prices.

Gordie Howe's stem cell source stirs concern | The Detroit News
There is some controversy brewing over the origin of the stem cells which Gordie Howe has been receiving.

Should Detroit Red Wings look into trading for Islanders' Kyle Okposo? | Detroit Free Press
Depending on the price, I would not be against the Wings taking a look at Kyle Okposo. He would be a great top-six forward to have, especially if Johan Franzen does not return next season.

NHL News

Report: GMs, players want overtime changes, but disagree on specifics | ProHockeyTalk
The GM's want to implement the AHL model of 4-on-4 OT for three minutes and then switch to 3-on-3 OT for the remaining four minutes of OT. The NHLPA, on the other hand, wants a five minute 3-on-3 OT period.

Devan Dubnyk has major leverage in negotiations with Minnesota Wild | Puck Daddy
Before the Wild had Dubnyk, they were nowhere near the playoffs, and then he helped the team go on an incredible run to not only make the playoffs, but to do so comfortably. He has all the leverage in the world.

Dave Strader's Long Road to the Dallas Stars Broadcast Booth - Defending Big D
Former Wings' announcer Dave Strader is now going to be the Dallas Stars new play-by-play announcer.

New details emerge in lawsuit against Mike Ribeiro | ProHockeyTalk
A talented player who has mired his career in personal and character issues.

Mikael Backlund re-signs with Calgary Flames for three years | Puck Daddy
Backlund signed a three-year deal worth $10.725 million, giving him a cap hit of $3.575 million.

30 Thoughts: Trade talk begins to heat up | Sportsnet.ca
Jeff Skinner would be an interesting name for the Wings to take a look at.

Report: ‘Contentious relationship’ between Coyotes, Glendale ongoing for past six months | ProHockeyTalk
The city of Glendale's decision to terminate their arena agreement with the Coyotes has been something that has been brewing for months.

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