Quick Hits: The Lockout Hits Home

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The city of Detroit is going to take a big hit economically thanks to the NHL lockout.

At the Joe

Economist: No Red Wings games played this season would mean estimated $84.4 million loss for the city | MLive.com
This is where the lockout really hits home.

Valtteri Filppula Assists on His Brother Ilari’s Goal in Finnish League Debut | The Detroit Sports Site
Happy to see Flip continue to play well. Too bad it's not for the Red Wings.

Red Wings' goalie prospect Petr Mrazek draws favorable comparisons to Dominik Hasek | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Comparing anyone to the Dominator is a bit of a stretch. Hasek was truly one of a kind. With that said, I am excited to see how Mrazek can do in Grand Rapids this season. The kid was fun to watch at world juniors last year.

Wings fans take to the ice to ease hockey withdrawal in wake of NHL lockout | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
At least someone gets to use the ice at the Joe.

Official site of the Grand Rapids Griffins | GRIFFINS HOSTING TWO ARTPRIZE ENTRIES
If you like art and hockey this might interest you.

Around the NHL

Back to the bargaining table — NHL, NHLPA to meet Friday | ProHockeyTalk
No hurry, dickheads.

This might be the most amazing thing about ‘NHL 13′: Making Sidney Crosby fly | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Flipping Sidney Crosby over the glass with a well-timed hip check is fantastic.

Most Hated Team: Nashville Predators - The Cannon
SB Nation's Blue Jackets blog doesn't name the Wings as their most-hated team.

Dan Cloutier Is Back! Sort Of. - Nucks Misconduct
Time to brush up on those beachball jokes.

When It Comes to a New Arena It's The City Not the Katz Group Who Has Leverage - The Copper & Blue
The Katz Group is using relocation to try and leverage a better arena deal. Unfortunately for them that leverage isn't worth a damn and now I think Edmonton City Council should yank the whole deal right off the table.

Battle of California - The world's most popular state-centric comedy NHL website!
BOC did the cover design right. Unfortunately, both Sleek and Rudy Kelly have announced their intent to leave soon. That's going to suck.

Let's Go Red Wings.

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