Quick Hits: Maple Leafs Trade David Clarkson; Devils Move Jaromir Jagr

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Resilient Red Wings bounce back from brutal start to dominate Sharks over final two periods | MLive.com
We won!!! And, more importantly, have yet to lose consecutive games in regulation.

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg feels 'signifcantly better' after skating, taking it day by day | MLive.com
Zetterberg is not 100% heathy yet, and he is still not ready to make a return. But, he is improving, and should be back next Wednesday for the Wings' game against the Rangers.

Quick Q&A with Red Wings center Stephen Weiss | The Detroit News
Stephen Weiss, an Oasis-loving, chip-eating, and Soprano-watching hockey player.

Red Wings' Mike Babcock puts onus on Riley Sheahan to score: 'He's better than he thinks he is' | MLive.com
Babcock thinks that Sheahan can do a lot more than he is already doing. Maybe Riley plans to unleash the offense during the playoffs?

Cost for defensemen rises as trade deadline approaches | FOX Sports
It is economics in its simplest form. Supply decreases while demand increases, causing the price to rise.

NHL News

Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs | ProHockeyTalk
Wow. I never expected this trade to occur. The Leafs dumped David Clarkson's contract while the Blue Jackets moved Horton to a team that can afford to pay him to not play. Assuming that Horton does not play again, I think this was a pretty fair trade for both teams.

Devils trade Jagr to Panthers | TSN
Jagr, the perennial star who never seems to fade away, is now a Panther. I wanted the Wings to make a move for him, especially if one of our forwards was moved for a defenseman at the deadline. It was a good acquisition by the Panthers, and shows that they really want to catch the Bruins and make the playoffs.

Six reasons NHL trade deadline day could suck (more than usual) | Puck Daddy
I do not know about you, but I am excited for deadline day. Weeks of thinking, planning, and "Kindl + a third that we do not have" all come down to Monday.

Why not make trade deadline a made-for-TV event? | The Hockey News
I really like the concept that is presented in the article, but it is not the best thing for the sport. But, it would be incredibly exciting to watch!

Twitter erupts after Maple Leafs trade Clarkson - Sportsnet.ca
I am looking forward to hearing what Don Cherry has to say about this trade.

Blackhawks divided over locker-room fight, personal issues: Reports | Puck Daddy

Well, this is interesting. A distracted and not healthy Chicago team could remove one of the strongest Cup contenders from contention. Also, with Chicago's salary cap issues, players will have to be moved this offseason. Maybe a player who we would never expect to be traded is on his way out of the windy city?

Ducks G Ilya Bryzgalov to return home for remainder of season - CBSSports.com
Bryzgalov was placed on waivers by the Ducks a couple of days ago, and announced today that he will sit out the rest of the season. Is this the end of Bryzgalov's NHL career?

Where does the NHL want McDavid to land? - Sportsnet.ca
If McDavid goes to a franchise like the Sabres, Coyotes, or the Oilers, he could help revitalize them similar to what Sidney Crosby did with the Penguins. Or, he could go to Leafs.

Trade: Leafs re-acquire Brennan, send Abbott to ‘Hawks | ProHockeyTalk
The Leafs made another trade yesterday, albeit a much smaller one.

Top 10 big names likely to be traded before the deadline | The Hockey News
The article mentions that Detroit could be a good fit for Curtis Glencross. I never considered him as an option, partially because I am not expecting the Flames to move any players. But, Glencross is a pending UFA, and is a decent depth forward. The latter being something that the Wings do not have a need for.

Let's Go Red Wings!