Quick Hits: Winter Classic Edition

Can you imagine 110,000 people watching the Wings live in person? (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hockeytown, No Limtis

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Stars set-up and World Junior Championship overnight report: Puzzling Stars & Mrazek
A little set up for tonight's game and some news and notes on some Wings' prospects in the World Juniors tournament.

NOHS Review of 2011 | January
A look back on the year that was for the Red Wings.

Red Wings' third line continues to produce despite interchanging parts | MLive.com
When you can roll four lines and get scoring from your bottom six forwards, you're a deep team and you're a good team.

Red Wings continue home dominance | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Home-sweet-home, however, the Wings are one of three teams in the top eight of their respective conferences with a losing record on the road.

Red Wings' Chris Conner gets to travel: He's going back to Grand Rapids | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Conner's stint with the Wings could be over for the immediate future (barring more injuries of course).

Around the NHL

Winter Classic 2012: Lundqvist, Rangers beat Flyers, but memories more important than two points - Broad Street Hockey
Winter Classic wrap-up coverage from SB Nation's Flyers Blog.

2012 NHL Winter Classic, Rangers Vs. Flyers: Rangers Beat Flyers 3-2 In Remarkable Game - Blueshirt Banter
...and from the Rangers side

Mike Rupp: Winter Classic veteran, unlikely hero for Rangers - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
I've seen four of his 52 career goals and each one has made me marvel at how heavy his wrister looks.

Tortorella calls Winter Classic reffing "disgusting" | ProHockeyTalk

The real story of the Winter Classic was the horrible reffing. The home team found itself down by one goal late and the refs did everything in their power shy of outright kicking Henrik Lundqvist in the nads to help Philly tie it. It was disgusting.

Subban, Plekanec exchange punches at Canadiens' practice | TSN
The only time I'd root for Plekanec in a fight.

Eulogy: The 12 things we’ll miss about the VERSUS network - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Brian Engblom's Hair Brian Engblom was, for some reason, used as a studio analyst for VERSUS with Keith Jones. He never really said anything controversial or memorable. His lasting legacy on the network was … his hair.

Having the Instinct Coached Right Out of You - Pension Plan Puppets
Better give Wilson another extension soon... BWAHAHAHA

Raffi Torres Suspended Two Games for Hit on Nate Prosser - Hockey Wilderness
Looking at this hit and Torres' history, this one looks way worse than what Ian Cole did to Justin Abdelkader this weekend, but he only got two games for it.

Discussion: The 2012 Winter Classic is in the books and word on the rink is that they next installment will be coming to the state of Michigan? Do you want the game at Comerica Park or Michigan Stadium? And who do you want to see as an opponent?

Let's Go Red Wings.

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