Brian Rafalski chose quality time with his wife and three kids over making $6 million next season with the Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings have signed coach Mike Babcock to a four-year extension.
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Crowds of jubilant people dressed in black and gold are on the streets of Pittsburgh celebrating the Penguins' Stanley Cup title.
The Wings have the experience, they are still the defending champs, they are still the NHL's modern-day dynasty, but they have no more Game 7 experience in the Cup finals than the Pens.
Another anniversary of the Bertuzzi-Moore incident has come and gone, but have the league and its players really evolved?