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Nyquist, Lundqvist, Iginla are NHL’s three stars | ProHockeyTalk
Bra jobbat Gustav! Well deserved.

Misconduct ” Assorted Monday Notes – DetroitHockey.Net
The Wings have called up Mitch Callahan and have sent Landon Ferraro back down to Grand Rapids.

Mike Babcock: OT loss to Wild doesn’t spoil ‘great week’ for Red Wings, who draw even with Toronto | MLive.com

Last week was a great one. But, let’s see how this week goes before getting too excited.

Wings setting dubious records as they try to continue playoff streak | FOX Sports on MSN

If Mitch Callahan plays today, the Wings will have dressed 37 players this season.

Helene St. James: Another huge week looms for suddenly hot Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

If you ask me, this is the deciding week. If we beat Toronto and Columbus, along with beating either the Canadiens or Lightning, the Wings will most likely make the playoffs. Not saying that it clinches anything, but if we can come out of this week with the optimum results, I am sensing that a 23rd straight playoff appearance will be nearing.

NHL News

Report: Jim Rutherford expected to step down as Hurricanes GM – CBSSports.com
Ron Francis, the Hurricanes‘ VP, is expected to take over after Rutherford.

Hurricanes sign defenceman Justin Faulk to 6-year, $29 million contract extension – The Hockey News
Justin Faulk played for the U.S. during the Sochi Olympics.

Video: Explaining the new NHL playoff format | ProHockeyTalk
In case you need a refresher on the new playoff format.

Christian Folin likely to sign NHL contract after UMass Lowell’s season – SB Nation College Hockey
The Bruins, Lightning, and Flyers are all trying to sign Folin.

Report: Canucks’ H. Sedin out 2 weeks with injury – Sportsnet.ca
The Canucks can’t seem to catch a break. Granted, the Wings can’t either.

Playoff bubble watch — Capitals edition | ProHockeyTalk
While the Capitals have been improving as of late, I just don’t think that they will have enough to make it into the playoffs. At least, not to surpass the Wings.

KHL Play-offs in Progress with New Stars and a Handful of Surprises | The Hockey Writers
An interview with KHL commentator Oleg Mosalyov about the KHL playoffs.

Urban Meyer: Columbus ‘really has no professional sports teams’ – CBSSports.com
I was going to say something about how Columbus has no good sports teams, before realizing that the Blue Jackets are only a few points behind us. That said, Ohio is still the worst.

Why Damien Brunner Got Benched & How He Can Stay in the Devils Lineup – In Lou We Trust
Damien Brunner has been streaky with the Devils this season. At times he has been one of their best players, but, he has also been scratched quite a bit.

Losing streak ‘reality’ that Leafs need to end – Sportsnet.ca
Let’s all hope that the Leafs recent string of losses continues for the next few weeks.

NHL Power Rankings | TSN
TSN has updated their power rankings. Somehow, the Wings are only 21st.

Leafs fans hurl online abuse at James Reimer’s wife | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports
Toronto, where bashing a player’s wife is acceptable.

Former Canucks owner McCaw testifying in Moore-Bertuzzi case | TSN
I know what Bertuzzi did was wrong, but at the same time, I can’t help feeling sorry for him.

Five reasons why the Flyers are better off without Jeff Carter, Mike Richards | Post-to-Post
I don’t know. I still think that the Flyers made a bad decision to get rid of them.

Michael Raffl extension: A deeper look at the rookie’s season – Broad Street Hockey
A statistical look at Michael Raffl and whether or not he deserves his recent contract extension.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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