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Red Wings News

Red Wings gearing up for toughest stretch of schedule beginning Saturday in Ottawa | MLive.com
The Wings are heading out on the road. That may be a bad thing, but it may also be a good thing. A change of scenery may motivate the Wings to win more games than what they have done recently.

Stem cells helped Gordie Howe, family says, skepticism from some medical experts | UTSanDiego.com

I did not know that Howe had been receiving stem cell treatment. Seems to be going well!

Ask Ansar: On Teemu Pulkkinen and whether the Red Wings need scoring help from Grand Rapids | MLive.com

Ansar talks about Pulkkinen and his status with the Red Wings.

NHL News

Peter DeBoer fired as head coach of the Devils | Puck Daddy
It was nice of the Devils to wait until after Christmas to fire DeBoer.

Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy a recipient of the Order of Canada | ProHockeyTalk
Kennedy played for the Wings between 1989 and 1994.

The worst NHL trades of 2014 - Sportsnet.ca

The Red Wings' trade for David Legwand was not included on the list.

Team Canada crushes Slovakia | ProHockeyTalk

Canada beat Slovakia 8-0 yesterday. Despite the score, Connor McDavid did not have a point in the game.

Sidney Crosby leads hockey's 10 most memorable people of 2014 - CBSSports.com

Gary Bettman was #2 on the list.

Eichel earns assist and scores in shootout as U.S. squeaks by Finland | ProHockeyTalk

The U.S. managed to barely beat Finland yesterday by a score of 2-1. Considering that it was the first game of the tournament, and that it was against the reigning champions, I would say that this was a good start to the tournament for the U.S.

Top 10 shootout goals of 2014: Gagner’s hands reign supreme | The Hockey News

Gagner's goal really was amazing. No Red Wings' shootout goals were included on the list. Which shouldn't be a surprise considering our horrible shootout record as of late.

Let's Go Red Wings!