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Red Wings recall G Jared Coreau from ECHL Toledo | The Detroit News
Jared Coreau has a 1-16-5 record with the Griffins and Walleye this season.

Daniel Alfredsson's selfish decision is starting to pay off | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Remember when Ottawa fans said that the Senators had a better chance of winning the cup than the Wings did?

Why The Red Wings Need To Push For The 7th Seed | The Hockey Writers
I agree, I would rather play the Penguins than the Bruins. But, I don't think that playing the Bruins means an automatic elimination.

Petr Mrazek And Adam Almquist Named To AHL Second All-Star Team | Grand Rapids Griffins

Congratulations Petr and Adam!

Helene St. James: The kids – and Daniel Alfredsson – are all right as Detroit Red Wings gear up for playoff run | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The kids have been more than alright this season.

NHL News

Source: Leafs job is Shanahan's if he wants it - Sportsnet.ca
I really don't want Shanahan to join the Leafs. Toronto doesn't deserve him.

The ‘Anyone But Zdeno Chara’ Norris Trophy campaigns | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Erik Karlsson should win the Norris Trophy. Now that Lidström is out of the league, the Norris needs to meet its proper Swedish quota.

CBC will no longer compete for professional sports rights | TSN
CBC did say that it expects to still compete for the broadcasting rights to the Olympics.

Would the Sens really fire MacLean? | ProHockeyTalk
I wonder what his twin would do if he was fired.

Frozen Four scores 2014: Union survives Boston College, 5-4, will play for national title - SBNation.com
Union College will play for its first ever national title.

Ducks don't know who they will turn to in goal as playoffs approach - CBSSports.com
John Gibson is a very talented prospect. I would say that he is the best goaltender prospect in the world right now. That said, I would not start an unproven prospect over a proven, albeit slumping, Jonas Hiller.

Second suit filed against NHL over concussions - Sportsnet.ca
Nine former NHL players, including Brad Maxwell, have filed this lawsuit.

Canadiens' Galchenyuk has MRI, status still unknown | TSN
Galchenyuk has played a big role in the Canadiens' success this season.

‘Nothing better than playoffs in a big market,’ says Martin St. Louis | ProHockeyTalk
Someone is happy to have left Tampa Bay.

Most disappointing teams, players of the 2013-14 season - CBSSports.com
Can we really classify the Oilers as a disappointment at this point? I mean, shouldn't we just be expecting them to play like an ECHL team by now?

Growing Hockey in the Arizona Desert | The Hockey Writers

Building a greater following starts on the ice rather than off of it for the Coyotes. You have to win games and make headlines in order to get people to watch.

Stanley Cup playoffs: Anaheim Ducks vulnerable despite regular season success? - SBNation.com
In the Eastern Conference, I would say that the Ducks wouldn't have a problem making it to at least the Conference Final. The Western Conference is a whole other situation. In my book, the Blues, Sharks, Avalanche, Kings, and Blackhawks are all better than the Ducks.

Maple Leafs sign forward Ryan Rupert to three-year entry-level contract - The Hockey News
Ryan Rupert was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 6th round of the 2012 draft.

List of UFA goalies a long, interesting one | ProHockeyTalk
Some of the pending UFA's include Ryan Miller, Jaroslav Halak, Jonas Hiller, Tim Thomas, and Marty Brodeur.

Report: Tomas Hertl expected to return for playoffs, possibly before - CBSSports.com
Tomas Hertl will bolster an already strong Sharks squad.

A franchise player is useless toan underperforming franchise | For The Win

I agree. Getting rid of Ovechkin may be the best thing for the Capitals going forward. The problem is, how are you going to get him out of Washington? Although most teams would love to have a player of Ovechkin's offensive ability on their roster, many will be turned away due to his defensive play (or lack thereof). There is also his monstrous cap hit to deal with, and his diva persona.

Let's Go Red Wings!