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Red Wings to retire Lidstrom’s No. 5; Daly talks Seattle; Blackhawks hangover talk begins (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Here's Iceburgh moments before devouring another unsuspecting victim.

• The Red Wings announced Thursday that on March 5 they will be retiring Nick Lidstrom's No. 5 against, who else, the Colorado Avalanche. [Red Wings]

• NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on the reports Wednesday that Seattle was a likely expansion target for the 2014-15 season: “There’s never been a plan to expand to 32 teams. Whether we talked conceptually at some point if things are going well whether we could expand to 32, I’m sure we suggested we could." [Seattle Times]

• "At the NHLPA’s recent Executive Board meetings in Chicago, the players’ Executive Board voted in favour of increasing the amount that the NHLPA contributes annually towards the Fund for Senior Retired Players by $1 million dollars (USD). There will now be a total of $6 million dollars (USD) that will go to former NHL players over the age of 65 and/or their widows who qualify ($3 million annually will come from the NHLPA and $3 million annually from the NHL)." [NHLPA]

• If Madison Square Garden wins the bid to renovate Nassau Coliseum after the Islanders leave in 2015, the plan is to potentially move the Rangers' AHL franchise, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to Long Island. [MSG]

• T.J. Brodie inks a two-year, $4.25 million extension with the Calgary Flames. [Flames]

• Should the Flames target Marc Staal? [Flames Nation]

• Vita Spatafore wants to sell you a cover for your five gallon cooler featuring the logo of your favorite sports team. [Tribune-Review]

• "Power play still an issue for Blackhawks". Sorry, Blackhawks. Party's over. Back to work! [ESPN Chicago]

• Speaking of the Blackhawks, so begins the "Stanley Cup hangover" discussion. [SI]

• Tim Thomas is still unsigned. Would he be a good fit for the Florida Panthers? [Litter Box Cats]

• Dallas Stars 2012 first rounder Radek Faksa will play with Kitchener next season. [Stars Inside Edge]

• How Edmonton Oilers prospect Brandon Davidson overcame testicular cancer to return to the team. [Oilers]

• Beau Bennett: up and coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [PensBurgh]

• Finally, let's go back seven years to this "friendly" conversation between Ron MacLean and Colin Campbell:

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