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Callahan tough to trade; Diaz easy to trade; The Red Zeppelin (Puck Headlines)

• Derek Toye, an artist from Vancouver, created the above image to commemorate the return of John Tortorella after his 15-day suspension. [Canucks]

• John Tortorella addressed the media on his first day back: “I apologize first and foremost to the players (for) the situation I put them in, to the organization, with my stupidity, to the league,” Tortorella said before his team’s morning skate at Joe Louis Arena. “It’s been embarrassing and not just for me, but for everybody around me in the situation that has occurred here.” [Vancouver Sun]

• The Vancouver Canucks have traded Dale Weise to Montreal in exchange for defenseman Raphael Diaz. [PITB]

• Why the New York Rangers may struggle to trade Ryan Callahan. [NY Post]

• In defense of Alexander Ovechkin, who, incredibly, needs defending despite being on pace for just shy of 60 goals. [TSN]

• Tyler Dellow on how the Capitals create shots for Ovechkin on their powerplay. [MC79 Hockey]

• Feast your eyes on The Red Zeppelin, the largest goal light ever. [Fourth Place Medal]

• Injured Pavel Datsyuk would like to get in a game or two before the Olympics, but even if he can't, he doesnt want to miss out on Sochi. [Red Wings Front]

• Manon Rheaume's son is following his her mom's goaltending footsteps. Cool story here. [The Hockey News]

• Zach Parise, Phil Kessel, and Mikael Backlund are your NHL 3 stars of the week. [NHL]

• Here's a "Miracle on Ice" call that you've probably never heard. [Yahoo Screen]

• Kyle Turris had a pretty great Super Bowl Sunday. [Sporting News]

• Outdoor hockey in Phoenix? Sure, why the hell not. [Five For Howling]

• Gustav Nyquist will replace Johan Franzen on the Swedish Olympic team. [Helene St. James]

• Wayne Simmonds and Drew Doughty are friends, which excuses him from all the good chirps. [Mayor's Manor]

• Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber are two generational talents. Are the Nashville Predators' wasting their primes? [On the Forecheck]

• The Ottawa Senators were close to a deal. It fell through. My guess is this happens fairly often. [6th Sens]

• Might this be the last Olympics for the NHL? [Spector's Hockey]

• Jacob Trouba is a good player, but more importantly for our purposes, also a good fantasy player. [Dobber Hockey]

• The first WHL goalie goal in 10 seasons goes to Senators' draft pick Chris Driedger. [Buzzing the Net]

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