Quick Hits: Tootoo "It is in my DNA"

New Fan Favorite? I think yes. - Kirk Irwin

Good to know, now can we take some of that and scatter it around the depth guys while we cloning Lidstrom?

Red Wings News

Shades of Edler in Red Wings’ Backman | Red Wings Central
Shades of Edler?? Yes Please!!!

Power play! Guide for bringing kids to a Detroit Red Wings game | MLive.com
I don't agree with the last point. Not only do I view leaving a game early as disrespectful, I mean shit, you paid good money for the game why not stay and watch??

Parkes and Pearce reassigned to Grand Rapids | Grand Rapids Griffins

For those of you keeping up on GR.

The rebirth of fighting in Detroit and why, despite what we know, you should be OK with it | The Detroit Hustle

Honestly, fighting is the best part of hockey, after scoring goals and winning the cup of course.

Detroit Red Wings F Jordin Tootoo says fighting ‘part of my DNA’ - The Macomb Daily

I think we have all fallen in love with Tootoo, and my instinct tells me that we haven't seen the last fight yet

It turns out that the Red Wings did end up adding an impact forward via free agency last summer… | The Malik Report

I love me some Brooooooooooner

NHL News

Greg Jamison, main suitor of Phoenix Coyotes, can't produce capital to purchase team, according to sources - ESPN
Insane.

NHL Suspends Colin McDonald 2 Games for Hit on Ben Lovejoy - Lighthouse Hockey
The latest Shanaban with the video explaining that you can't follow a guy's numbers from the dot to the boards and finish him face-first into the dasher.

Toronto arena vote heats up expansion talk - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN

Don't even care about the expansion angle (do it, sure). I just want to see another team in Toronto.

Leonsis on Ovechkin: “He needs to play better” | ProHockeyTalk
How much fun must it be to coach a team where the owner calls out players?

Randy Carlyle As Coach: Quick Starts, Slow Finishes, and Poor Time Management - Pension Plan Puppets
Hey look; Randy Carlyle still sucks.

Andrei Loktionov's trade request is official: Could he thrive on another team? - Jewels From The Crown
The Wings don't have a spot for this guy either, so it's not going to happen, but he's got a hell of a lot of talent.

Don Cherry Swings At Nail Yakupov And Hits Himself Square In The Face - The Copper & Blue
Don Cherry tells the world he's the only person in hockey who is allowed to act in a flamboyant manner.

Lets Go Wings!

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