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Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (groin) on IR, Tom McCollum called up | Detroit Free Press
I am both incredibly saddened and excited by this news. I am far from happy that we have lost one of our best players to a potentially long-term injury, but I am also a little excited to see what Mrazek!! (not McCollum) can do with the Wings over a longer course of games.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will undergo ultrasound to determine severity of groin injury | MLive.com
The good news is that we do not know how severe Howard's injury is. The bad news is that his injury might be very severe.

Gordie Howe continues to improve after stem cell treatment | Detroit Free Press

Great news on the Howe front. The stem cell treatment which he undertook in December seems to be working more than well.

Detroit Red Wings fans: Goalie Jimmy Howard is mid-season MVP in closest voting ever | MLive.com

The fact that Howard has been so good this season makes his injury so much more painful to the team.

NHL News

The top eight Teemu Selanne moments, in honor of the Finnish Flash | The Hockey News
Selanne had his jersey retired last night by the Ducks. Here are some of his greatest moments in the NHL.

Can Panthers rebuild emulate Blackhawks success? - Sportsnet.ca
Let us not get too carried away here. In all seriousness though, the main difference between the Blackhawks and the Panthers is that the former is able to attract free agents while the latter is not.

Sabres’ McCormick in hospital with a blood clot | ProHockeyTalk
Not good news. Ted Nolan said that he thinks it might be fairly serious.

Are there still potential landing spots for Martin Brodeur? | The Hockey News
The author thinks that the Red Wings should be interested in Brodeur. I am not too sure that I would want him. What are your thoughts on bringing Brodeur to Detroit?

NHL 2015 All-Stars announced; who was snubbed? | Puck Daddy
Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

Top 10 players who did not make 2015 NHL All-Star Game: Start at Pavelski - CBSSports.com
And these players, as well.

The Sunday Big Read: Finally on the Map - Sportsnet.ca
A long piece on Anze Kopitar, who has emerged as one of the best players in the NHL. But, much like John Tavares, he is still not viewed by many as one of the top players in the league.

Watch Eric Staal score goal on beautiful breakaway deke - SBNation.com
Staal pulled a Zetterberg.

Shea Weber gets mad, pummels Matt Cooke | For The Win
Ever since Weber smashed Zetterberg's face into the glass during the playoffs I have been no fan of him. That said, if Weber becomes a Red Wing, I will be more than pleased.

Five Calder Trophy candidates at the halfway mark - Sportsnet.ca

Filip Forsberg is my pick at the moment. I wonder how the Capitals will feel if he ends up winning the trophy?

Let's Go Red Wings!