Quick Hits: Is The End Near?

Bruce Bennett - Getty Images

Probably not, but I'm a whole hell of a lot more optimistic than I was a week ago.

At the Joe

Wings' prospect excited about Gophers - Detroit Red Wings - News
Maybe Ben Marshall can turn into one of those late round gems.

GRIFFINS MAKE FIRST ROAD TRIP OF THE SEASON | griffinshockey.com: News Releases
Red Wings fans outside of Michigan...don't miss your chance to see Brendan Smith live in action.

Down Goes Brown: A brief history of Dominik Hasek
The Dominator has quite the history.

Around the NHL

Grange on CBA: All eyes on Fehr - sportsnet.ca
Grange has been consistently killing it with his coverage.

What Should The PA Counter-Offer Look Like? - Pension Plan Puppets
Good analysis.

KHL suspends referees, demotes linesmen after blown call on Lokomotiv goal (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Damn, KHL; you don't mess around, huh?

Max Pacioretty leaves Ambri Piotta - Eyes On The Prize
Max Pacioretty left his Swiss team for no obvious reason.

Nicky Backstrom Weighs in on US Politics
Hahaha. Sure.

Crunch Time : Tom Benjamin's NHL Blog :: CanucksCorner.com
"Bettman’s position is suddenly reasonable – fair and inevitable even – only because he started negotiations from a ridiculous spot."

Braving the Beer League- Ain’t Nuttin’ To It, EA Sports Made Me Do It " Not Another Hockey Blog
Another in a fantastic series.

Let's Go Red Wings.

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