Quick Hits: Prospect Watch

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At the Joe

Wings associate coach Tom Renney keeps busy during NHL lockout helping Nelson Leafs | The Nelson Daily
Kind of forget Renney signed on as an assistant for the upcoming season. Stupid lockout.

Get your Halloween on with lifelike Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk face masks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Oh my.

Fresh start helps Athanasiou break through | Red Wings Central
He has more points than any other Red Wings prospect in the CHL.

With Quality Prospects, The Detroit Red Wings' Future Looks Bright : The Hockey Writers
Who knows if any of these prospects will ever see Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg levels of success, but there are some potential there.

Around the NHL

Union views NHL plan as small step forward toward ending lockout | Daily Reporter
"I hope we can get going ASAP," Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. "We will be presenting something soon and hopefully this week's proposals will spark things in the right direction. Still some work to get done."

A day in the life of Gary Bettman - St. Louis Game Time
STL Gametime gives you a behind the scenes look at the most hated man in the NHL

Dear Hockey: A Letter From A Fan - Nucks Misconduct
Must-read.

Earl Sleek's Top Ten: Single-Panel Tribute Cartoons - Battle of California
On his way towards blogger retirement, Earl Sleek counts down his ten favorite tribute Sleektoons -- ones in which he's copying somebody's drawing style who is more famous than he is.

Crackdown: The Problem With Jonathan Quick’s Contract - Jewels From The Crown
The NHL's latest proposal wants to hold teams fully responsible for cap hits on deals longer than 5 years, even after retirement or trade. What does this mean for the Kings, who have locked Quick up until age 37?

Breaking: Sidney Crosby doesn't like Claude Giroux or the Philadelphia Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
Crosby is low-key about the lockout and his pull with the Canadian media, but at least the little shit is willing to mouth off about the Flyers.

Back Loaded Deals and Luongo: Bullet Dodged? - Pension Plan Puppets
Brian Burke knew it all along!

Edmonton city council votes to cease arena negotiations with the Katz Group | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Haha. What a Charlie Foxtrot

Let's Go Red Wings.

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