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Red Wings Centre Pavel Datsyuk named NHL's first star of the week - NHL.com - News
That Datsyuk fella is pretty good, no?

Red Wings' line of Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm together again and gelling | MLive.com
I love the way this line is put together. Datsyuk and Tatar had an adjustment period to get used to one another's puck-handling, but now that they're gelling, it's magic.

Detroit Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha progressing in Grand Rapids
It's about time somebody paid attention to this Mantha kid.

NHL power rankings: Blackhawks rise to the top - SBNation.com
The Red Wings are starting to climb up power rankings in case you care. Me? I want them to keep winning while also being underrated because I like it like that.

Around the NHL

Bryan Murray Media Round Up - Silver Seven
A good roundup of snippets that explain why Paul MacLean was fired (because he held people accountable, apparently) and interim plans for the Sens going forward with their new coach.

LeBrun: NHL salary cap projected to increase to $73 million next season - Article - TSN
An extra $5M bump would help the Wings do a little shopping while retaining their RFAs-to-be.

NHL gives Las Vegas green light to gauge interest in expansion team - Article - TSN
Bettman is pleading with the hockey world to stop paying so much attention to all the smoke behind the curtains here. Meanwhile, the temperature's rising.

Evander Kane Suspended Two Games - Arctic Ice Hockey
That cost him about two pushups.

"Holiday Sweater" is the new hit single of 2014 - Fear The Fin
This is truly awful stuff, but you're not really allowed to hate on things like this because that's the rule about things which are intentionally bad. Not for me though. This video is worse than mumps.

The New Jersey Devils Tank? No Thanks - In Lou We Trust
The Devils shouldn't tank because 1. a season-ticket holder doesn't want them to and 2. they're not bad enough to win a tank race. Those are the reasons laid out.

Guy Lafleur kneels before the departed Jean Beliveau - Eyes On The Prize
If this pic doesn't move you then I don't know what will.