Quick Hits: Wings Make Offer to Colaiacovo

Coming soon to a Red Wings' blue line near you? (Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

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Wings make a pitch for Colaiacovo | Red Wings Front
Holy crap! Real news! Carlo Colaiacovo would be a solid addition to the blue line. He's not going to be Nick Lidstrom (no one is) by any means, but he's only 29 and has some offensive upside if he stays healthy. I"ll take him in the top 6. Also, we would have another excuse to use this more often.

The Triple Deke: TTD Explains the Salary Cap
Just when you think Tyler and Brent can't top their previous work, holy crap, they're freakin' geniuses.

Dmitry Chesnokov | Good deeds
This. Is. F*cking. Awesome.

Canceling 2013 NHL Winter Classic: How it would impact Detroit and Univ. of Michigan | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Man, southeast Michigan could really use the money generated from the Winter Classic. Outside of me wanting to go to the games, this is a huge reason the event needs to happen.

Kilma, Drake, Nieuwendyk among additions to Alumni Showdown - 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings
Hey now, if the general manager of the Dallas Stars can play in the alumni game, the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning should be able to play too.

Red Wings or Tigers: Which team has the better uniforms? | Other Sports | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Both classics, but I'm slightly biased so the Red Wings win.

Around the NHL

Dig Up, Stupid - Second City Hockey
Good take from Fels at SCH.

Pot, Heroin, and Playing Hockey - Battle of California
Hard-hitting stuff (puns!)

Not shocking: Most NHL owners are Republicans | ProHockeyTalk
Sports and politics. What a great combination.

The Swedish Elite League won’t accept locked-out NHLers | ProHockeyTalk
Yes they will.

Dubuque Saints playing completely backwards hockey game on Sept. 6 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
This sounds like a fun gimmick. I'd go just to see the goalie's save percentage rise as they give up goals.

Awesomeness from a Fellow Red Wings Blogger (Must Read)

The 9:02 to Leadville : Red Kite Prayer
If you were ever looking for motivation for anything ever, please take some time to read this story. It has nothing to do with hockey, but our good friend, Rob Discher from The Production Line, took part in a hellacious 100 mile bike race and did awesome. Big congrats to Disch!

Let's Go Red Wings.

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