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Red Wings 3, Sabres 1: Detroit’s special teams score twice, Petr Mrazek makes 25 saves | MLive.com
It was good to start the new week off with a win. Especially since Mrazek was in net. This was a good confidence builder for him as he now knows that he will be our starter for a couple of weeks.

Report: Plymouth Whalers to announce move to Flint | Detroit Free Press
Sweet! I was a little worried that they would be leaving Michigan.

Red Wings’ goalie Jimmy Howard out 2-4 weeks with slight groin tear, says GM Ken Holland | MLive.com
The injury could have been far worse. Hopefully Howard is back sooner rather than later!

Todd Bertuzzi ready to make AHL debut | USA Today
I have to say, I am really happy for Bertuzzi. He may not be a great NHL player anymore, but he is still more than capable of playing hockey.

Red Wings’ lineup: Sniper Teemu Pulkkinen hopes to be more accurate with shots vs. Sabres | MLive.com
Pulkkinen has one of the best shots in the Wings’ organization, but in order for his shot to translate into success, he needs to hit the goal more often.

Three reasons to wonder if Babcock might pick the Flyers | ProHockeyTalk
One reason why he will not pick them: he will be with the Wings for a long time.

Tom McCollum eager for another opportunity to prove himself with Red Wings but will he get it? | MLive.com
I doubt that McCollum will ever play for the Wings on a permanent basis, but he may be able to land himself a backup job with another team in the league if he does well in the AHL.

NHL News

The 10 best Hasek saves, on the day the Sabres retire his jersey | The Hockey News
Here are some of the best saves from Hasek’s illustrious career.

Report: Penguins’ Olli Maatta could miss remainder of regular season – CBSSports.com
Talk about terrible luck. First he had a malignant tumor removed, then he had the mumps, and now a shoulder injury may end his season.

Senators’ problems were bigger than Jason Spezza | TSN
If the Senators would ever even consider trading Erik Karlsson, I would give up a whole lot in order to get him to Detroit. And by a whole lot I mean Mantha, Helm, Tatar, Ouellet, and some picks. Karlsson is worth it.

Johnny Gaudreau attempts to trademark nickname | Puck Daddy
“Johnny Hockey?” Really?

Five Norris Trophy candidates at halfway mark – Sportsnet.ca
Mark Giordano would have to be the winner if the season ended today, in my view at least.

NHL Power Rankings: Shrewd Predators climb to top | CBSSports.com
The Predators have been really impressive this season, that cannot be denied. But, I am not sure how far their current success will carry them in the playoffs.

Should the Lightning be worried about Ben Bishop? | ProHockeyTalk
Ben Bishop has not been as good for the Lightning this season as he was last year. If the Lightning want to be legitimate Cup contenders, Bishop will need to improve his play.

Junior hockey player almost knocks himself out with his own stick – SBNation.com
That could have ended way worse.

30 Thoughts: Kopitar deal priority for Kings – Sportsnet.ca
The Kings may have to re-tool their roster a bit in order to afford Kopitar’s new contract long-term. They should not have any problem doing that.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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