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Pavel Datsyuk misses practice as sore groin returns | Detroit News
The curse of the sore groin is back!

New Detroit arena to host 2018 NCAA tournament games | Detroit Free Press
The new arena will host two rounds of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Red Wings' Mike Babcock: 'We need more out of some guys,' as team has been 'hit and miss' | MLive.com
Tomas Jurco and Darren Helm have both been lackluster so far. These are the types of players who we need to be at the top of their game if we want to compete for the Cup in the spring.

Also, here is a great video by Keith Olbermann on Gordie Howe.

NHL News

World Cup of Hockey could include Euro, Young Stars All-Star teams | Puck Daddy
This is just my personal opinion here, but, I am not a fan of the NHL only allowing their own players in the tournament. I understand that it is the NHL's tournament, but, how can you truly be called "champions of the world" without having played good hockey nations such as Switzerland and Germany.

Dry scrape, three-on-three OT on agenda for NHL GMs meeting | TSN
I am in favor of anything that can be done to reduce the frequency of the shootout.

Poll: Who should be in the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class? | ProHockeyTalk
I like Halford's comments on Lidström's chances of making the HoF next year: "Lockiest lock that ever locked. Mayor of Lockville. Lock, stock and two smoking lockers".

Martin Brodeur still hoping for NHL chance, says 'not about ego or anything' | Puck Daddy
Just retire already Marty!

Playing past their prime didn’t hurt Forsberg, Modano & Hasek – & it won’t hurt Brodeur’s legacy either | The Hockey News
I will concede that this is actually a really good point. Maybe he should not retire after all?

Bettman calls Panthers relocation speculation ‘unfounded’ | ProHockeyTalk
At the end of the season when the NHL's sees the Panthers' financial details, I think they will change their tone on this issue.

NHL power rankings: Blues push to the top, Maple Leafs fall - SBNation.com

The Wings were ranked at #12, with the Penguins taking the top spot and the Sabres taking the 30th spot in the rankings.

Salary-cap relief for Kings over Slava Voynov unclear | USA Today
Despite being suspended indefinitely, Voynov still counts against the Kings' cap.

Hockey Hall of Famer Power Rankings: Who would be 1st pick to start team today? | Puck Daddy
Steve Yzerman and Dominik Hasek behind Patrick Roy? I disagree about that. I would pick Stevie or Hasek any day of the week before I would even consider Roy.

Let's Go Red Wings!