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Red Wings buy out Stephen Weiss of final three years; might make a pitch for Mike Green | MLive.com
The Red Wings made the right decision and bought out Stephen Weiss. There comes a time when you have to cut your losses, and now was that time for the Red Wings.

Wings re-sign Brendan Smith for two years | The Detroit News
Smith signed a two-year deal worth $5.5 million, giving him a cap hit of $2.75 million per year.

Flint Firebirds draft Detroit Red Wings pick Vili Saarijarvi | Detroit Free Press
The Red Wings' third-round draft pick has said that he wants to play in Finland for at least one more season.

The 2001-02 Red Wings have 9 Hockey Hall of Famers | ESPN
The 2001-2002 Red Wings' team may be the best team ever assembled.

NHL News

Mike Richards' border stop involved oxycodone: TMZ | Puck Daddy
Is Mike Richards' NHL career over?

NHL, Coyotes deny report that team is moving to Vegas | ProHockeyTalk
The Coyotes are not relocating to Las Vegas, for now at least.

Flames ink Hamilton to six-year deal | TSN
The Flames signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million, giving him a cap hit of $5.75 million.

Boston trades goalie Martin Jones to San Jose - Sportsnet.ca
Boston continues to rebuild, for some reason (although, this was a very good trade).

Chicago Blackhawks deal Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets in trade shocker | Puck Daddy
I did not see this coming at all.

Hurricanes place Alexander Semin on waivers, plan to buy out his contract | USA Today
If the Wings would be able to sign Semin to a cheap, one-year deal, I would consider taking a look at him. He is undoubtedly a very good goal scorer.

Trade: Bieksa headed to California — but it’s Anaheim, not San Jose | ProHockeyTalk
After years of trade speculation, Kevin Bieksa has been traded.

Ranking the NHL's top 10 UFA forwards | Sportsnet.ca
The only free agent forward who I would be interested in bringing to Detroit is Marty St. Louis. And, only if he came on a one-year deal.

Ducks stay busy, name former Adams winner MacLean assistant coach | ProHockeyTalk
The former Wings' assistant and Senators' coach has a new job.

Let's Go Red Wings!