Quick Hits: R.I.P. Budd Lynch

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I will miss Budd Lynch and his pronunciation of Valtteri Filppula's name.

At the Joe

Tributes pour in for Budd Lynch whose voice was synonymous with Red Wings hockey | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Nice to see so many kind words from the people who knew Budd Lynch.

Ericsson heading to Sweden to play for hometown team for free; for at least three games | Red Wings Front
He's only playing for free because no one would actually pay for his services.

Ian White The Key To Detroit’s Defense | KuklasKorner
Good thing they won't be playing hockey this season. This could be a nightmare.

FOUR SENT TO TOLEDO, JEFF HOGGAN SIGNED | GriffinsHockey.com
Latest roster moves from the Griffins.

Without NHL visit to Ann Arbor, is the Winter Classic in serious lockout trouble? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It begins...

Want your money back for the Winter Classic? Don't bother. - Pension Plan Puppets
This is the nightmare all of us with tickets could/will eventually face.

Around the NHL

Ask a Lawyer: Would the NHLPA ever try to decertify to end the lockout? | ProHockeyTalk
Sports legal analyst Eric Macramalla has the answer.

Poll: 100 percent of NHL players would vote against Bettman for commissioner | ProHockeyTalk
13 players voted. Still, I'm not sure that makes a difference.

Alberta Labour Board will rule on lockout Wednesday | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL will reportedly appeal if the ruling favors the union.

Phoenix Coyotes sale: Glendale extends deadline - Five For Howling
This is never happening.

NHLPA rhetoric heating up as labour talks near | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun
Heading into two days of talks in New York, the sabre rattling (could be Rangers, Flyers or Wings rattling, too) continues on the part of the National Hockey League Players Association.

NHL lockout: Donald Fehr says a longer work stoppage could lead to unrest over salary cap - thestar.com
Blah blah blah

Let's Go Red Wings.

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