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Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' high-end prospect Dylan Larkin turns pro, will join Grand Rapids for AHL playoffs | MLive.com
Dylan Larkin has signed his entry-level contract with the Red Wings and will join the Griffins for the rest of their playoff run.

Jeff Blashill speaks: I want to be Detroit Red Wings' next coach | Detroit Free Press
I do not expect us to hear anything official about this until after the Griffins' season is over, but I feel very confident that Jeff Blashill will be our next head coach.

Winners and losers in Mike Babcock coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs | Puck Daddy
I love this quote about the Wings and Babcock: "The Wings were great before he arrived. They’ll be great after he’s gone."

Nicklas Lidstrom co-authors scientific paper in Sweden | Detroit Free Press
The paper is in essence about applying game theory to sports.

Red Wings who played for Jeff Blashill in Grand Rapids speak highly of their former coach | MLive.com
And soon to be current coach.

Ex-Red Wing Sergei Fedorov, others in alleged scheme awarded millions | Detroit Free Press
Fedorov was swindled out of $43 million by his former financial manager.

NHL News

Ducks hold off Blackhawks in Game 3 to take series lead | ProHockeyTalk
Yes! Go Ducks!

Babcock tells Strombo why Maple Leafs stood out | Sportsnet.ca
I wonder what could have possibly stood out? *cough* $50 million *cough*

Gary Bettman says 'no evidence yet' that playing hockey causes brain damage - SBNation.com
From a lawsuit standpoint, Bettman should refrain from commenting on this issue. At least he threw in the word "yet".

Babcock wants to ‘put Canada’s team back on the map’ | ProHockeyTalk
Montreal fans could not have been too happy with Mike Babcock's comment.

Toronto Wins the Great Mike Babcock Sweepstakes | Grantland
Sean McIndoe analyzes Babcock's decision to join the Maple Leafs.

Report: Sabres permitted to interview Bylsma | TSN
Dan Bylsma is not a terrible consolation prize for the Sabres. He was fired by the Penguins at the end of last season.

Corey Perry upset with Mike Milbury's on-air injury comment (Video) | Puck Daddy
Perry was not too pleased with Milbury's comments.

Rangers vs. Lightning recap: What you need to know about Game 3 - CBSSports.com
The Lightning have a 2-1 series lead over the Rangers.

Report: Five years, $15M for McLellan in Edmonton | ProHockeyTalk
Todd McLellan is now the second-highest paid coach in the NHL.

How Babcock's deal affects other NHL coaches - Sportsnet.ca
I like this quote from Allan Walsh: "A new arms race among head coaches has commenced. The starting gun has gone off."

Patrick Kane scores on Ducks with great spinning backhand shot - SBNation.com
Not bad, not bad at all.

Let's Go Red Wings!