Quick Hits: You're Fired

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Brunnstrom is Swedish for yo-yo " The Production Line - TP:60
Up and Down...Up and Down...Up and Down...No traveling around the world though...just between Detroit and Grand Rapids. I think Ken Holland just like to hear Brunnstrom's name brought up in the media everyday.

Dan Cleary's Not A Top Six Guy (And That's Not A Bad Thing) | November
The Curious Case of Danny Cleary. Why isn't he a top six guy and why isn't that a bad thing? Chris at NOHS has the tale of Buckets covered.

Detroit Red Wings - NHL | Wings' Cleary, Stuart know the discomfort Eaves will feel | The Detroit News
Danny Cleary and Brad Stuart have broken their jaws in the past and know what Eaves is going through.

Red Wings' Jan Mursak skating by himself, hopes to return in 2-3 weeks | MLive.com
The Sak will be back soon. Plus Babcock weighs in on what the team might do to fill Patrick Eaves' roster spot.

Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula showing maturity, confidence team has been seeking | MLive.com
That break out year for Flip? It's happening right now before our own eyes.

Wings surprise kids with hospital visit - Detroit Red Wings - News
There's a joke in here about Todd Bertuzzi surprising somebody with a hospital visit, but this story is far too classy to muck up with that kind of crap. 

 

Around the NHL

Delusions: An All-Hawks ASG? | Nightmare on Helm Street
Corey Crawford still leads Jimmy Howard in All-Star voting. Meanwhile, NOHS finds a hilariously delusional Hawks fan who thinks seven of the Hawks deserve to make the game, including their joke goalie.

Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau - Japers' Rink
I was starting to come around to him manning up and actually taking on his star player to try to get the Capitals over the hump when the hammer dropped. All told, this probably happened well after it should have.

Muller: "If everyone is accountable, it's amazing what you can accomplish" - Canes Country
Kirk Muller was introduced Monday afternoon as the third head coach in Carolina Hurricanes history. Get reaction from the new coach; his new boss, Jim Rutherford; audio and more.

Three for Pacioretty - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Here you can watch the NHL Department of Player safety explain that you're not supposed to hit people in the head in two different languages. Progress!

New York Rangers Unveil Winter Classic Jersey - Blueshirt Banter
They ain't horrible.

Kari Lehtonen Out Three Weeks With Groin Pull - Defending Big D
I'm interested to see where Dallas sits in the standings three weeks from now when Lehtonen returns.

New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky says Philadelphia Flyers' Jody Shelley is 'terrible hockey player' - ESPN New York
I may have to get HBO just to follow 24/7 this year, as it seems the shit-talk between the Rangers and the Flyers is just starting to warm up.

Nashville's Trouble In Generating And Preventing Shots - The Copper & Blue
What happens when you rely on a bunch of kids to win the possession battle? You end up in Nashville's position.

McKenzie: Canada junior team could get some NHL assistance | TSN
For those of you wondering why Canada's junior team doesn't run circles over the rest of the world, here's a pretty good rundown of their junior-eligible players who are good enough to have NHL jobs which will keep them out of contention for spots.

 

DISCUSSION:  After Maurice and Boudreau were fired yesterday, how would you rank the coaches out there on the hot seat based on who is most likely to get fired?  Joe Sacco number one?  Randy Carlyle?  Terry Murray?  Or another coach?  

 

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