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Red Wings’ Weiss recalled from conditioning loan | ProHockeyTalk
Weiss is back! He scored twice this weekend for the Griffins, and looks as if he might be seeing some playing time with the Wings in the near future.

Alfredsson was always one of the good guys - Sportsnet.ca
Alfredsson may be announcing his retirement today. The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but, as a Wings' fan and as a Swede, it is bittersweet to see such a great hockey player hang up his skates. Too bad he never won a Cup,

Once Griffins' Mantha makes a few improvements, 'he'll be a star' | FOX Sports
Weiss thinks that Mantha will be a star one day. I hope he is right!

Seven-year-old transplant recipient to attend Red Wings game courtesy of Daniel Cleary | MLive.com
Yeah Cleary!

Red Wings rookie Ouellet impressive in brief stint | The Detroit News
Ouellet was one of the players that really impressed me in the game against the Leafs. I would prefer him in the lineup over Kindl and Lashoff any day of the week.

NHL News

Jay Bouwmeester's 'Iron Man' streak ends at 737 straight games | Puck Daddy
It was an extremely impressive streak while it lasted.

Hockey history made at American League game Saturday night | The Hockey News

There is a new U.S. indoor hockey attendance record. 30,715 people watched the Syracuse Crunch play the Utica Comets in the AHL's Frozen Dome Classic.

Islanders turning the corner to being a contender | For The Win
I would not call the Islanders a contender just yet. But, they do have a really capable core group of players, who, with another defenseman or two, could turn the team into a consistent contender in the Eastern Conference.

‘It sucks for us, it sucks for the fans’: Oilers losing skid hits six games | ProHockeyTalk

You have to feel bad for Oilers' fans sometimes. Their team drafts #1 pick after #1 pick, yet still does not manage to even compete for a playoff spot. A new rebuild may be on the way in the Edmonton. The question is whether or not the franchise can do it right this time.

Report: Oilers looking to trade winger Perron | TSN
The Oilers want a top-line center in exchange for Perron. Unless they are interested in AHL top-line centers, I do not see that trade happening.

Slava Voynov cap relief by NHL continues improv approach by league | Puck Daddy
For better or for worse, the NHL is making up its rules about these incidents as it goes along. Considering the backlash the NFL has received for its suspension decisions, this flexibility and ambiguity is probably a good thing.

The Sedin twins are bouncing back, thanks to coaching adjustments - SBNation.com
John Tortorella was clearly not the right guy for the Canucks' job. His system did not at all fit the style of play that the Canucks had been known for.

It might be time for the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov to cut ties | The Hockey News
I still think that Yakupov can be a really good hockey player in the NHL. The Oilers are probably just not the right fit for him. Plus, the Oilers could use the return of a potential trade involving him.

Milan Lucic on Dalton Prout's one-punch: 'I find it to be gutless' - CBSSports.com

Coming from Lucic, this says a lot.

Let's Go Red Wings!