Quick Hits: Pulkka Power

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 31: Forward Teemu Pulkkinen #6 of Finland fires a shot during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Slovakia and Finland on December 31 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings summer development camp, day 4, afternoon session: short strokes
George's wrap-up of day 4 of camp. Love reading his player assessments. Teemu Pulkkinen is going to be a real good player for this team one day.

NHL Insider: Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith relishes more ice time | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
It's Smith's time to step up. He's got the opportunity. He's got to grab it now.

General manager Ken Holland still pursuing multiple avenues to improve Detroit Red Wings | MLive.com
Pursuing...but still not doing anything. I'm sure he likes the way his team looks. He must like losing too.

Malkin, Chara, Datsyuk among stars attending exhibition honoring Lokomotiv victims | ProHockeyTalk
NHLers are joining in to honor the memory of last year's tragedy in which former Wings Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei, and Stefan Liv lost their lives.

Mike Modano To Enter U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame - Defending Big D
On Wednesday afternoon former Red Wing Mike Modano was named a new member of the U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame along with Ed Olczyk, Lou Lamoriello.

Around the NHL

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter Files: Overvaluing Your Own - Hockey Wilderness
Pinky takes to Pat Caputo to paint a picture of Red Wings fans as still bitter. This is fun.

Linus Omark Didn't Say That, You Twit. - The Copper & Blue
Linus Omark seems to make a good effigy to burn in Edmonton, even if some folks have to make up things to move that forward.

Ken Campbell Hates Marathon Runners - Battle of California
Ken Campbell rains on the Kings' parade and BoC isn't very happy about that.

Sharks extend Marc-Edouard Vlasic for 5 years, $21 million - Fear The Fin
That's a lot of pickles.

Dallas Stars Feel Derek Roy Surgery Best Long-Term Option For Player & Team - Defending Big D
Stars better hope Roy fully recovers from his surgery or else they got screwed on this trade. Maybe it's a little payback from 1999, eh?

Weber, Preds to talk next week | ProHockeyTalk
Ah the dreaded talk. The first sign of the end of a relationship.

Watch five minutes of hockey highlights brilliantly synched up with soccer announcers (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
This is awesome.

Let's Go Red Wings.

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