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Game Recap: Dylan Larkin shows up, that's about it. Red Wings fall apart, lose 6-3 to Panthers | Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings have run out of lipstick to put on this pig.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard: 'I'm confident, need puck luck' | Detroit Free Press
I wish the entire fanbase could say they have confidence in you, Jimmy. Nope, you're terrible.

Red Wings, Jimmy Howard can't recover from poor start | MLive.com
Keep pretending everything is okay.

Video: Another NHL official gets checked | ProHockeyTalk
Should Brendan Smith be suspended?!? (No. Don't be silly.)

Pulkkinen must score to play - it's as simple as that | Bob Duff
Ya know... this really is not fantasy hockey. Amirite, Duff?? The Red Wings must have someone who can defend. Totally need someone can block shots. And damnit, someone better kill those penalties. Or maybe, just maybe, someone with the talent to score -- like Teemu Pulkkinen -- gets the chance to actually play. And not just play crap minutes on the 4th line, but real minutes. He must PLAY to SCORE. Six minutes a night with Luke Glendening and Joakim Andersson won't do shit to help Pulkkinen score goals. Give him actual minutes with actual talented hockey players and let's see what happens. I bet it's goals. But hey, what the hell do I know? Keep doing the same stupid crap, Red Wings.

Around the NHL

NHL Blog Council: Who should Canadians root for in the playoffs? | SBNation.com
Kyle answers questions.

5 things we learned in the NHL: The McDavid Effect | Sportsnet.ca
Connor McDavid is good.

NHL Trade Deadline Playbook: Eastern Conference | TSN
Trade everyone.

Joel Quenneville goes 'bananas' over disallowed goal (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I wish someone on the Red Wings would show some real emotion like this.

Let's Go Red Wings.

Are you satisfied with Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill's roster and lineup decisions?