Quick Hits: Goodbye Homer, Hello Captain Z

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Hockey is back, Zetterberg is the new captain, Holmstrom is retiring and the kids are getting a chance. Holy hell a lot happened on Sunday.

Red Wings News

Henrik Zetterberg, as expected, will be Red Wings' next captain | MLive.com
Welp... that didn't take long to announce.

Holland: Smith will begin season in Detroit; JLA not available until Jan. 16 due to Auto Show | Red Wings Front
Brendan Smith will be a Red Wing this season. Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar will get a chance.

Holmstrom set to retire | Red Wings Front
Greatest net-front presence ever.

It's Hockeytown again | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Wojo's take on the end of the lockout.

Overseas Red Wings due back; Pavel Datsyuk stays for now | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Come home ASAP, Pavel.

New-look Detroit Red Wings team is on tap | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Man, that D looks scary... and not in a good way.

Around the NHL

Analysis: Breaking down the NHL’s new CBA - The Globe and Mail
James Mirlte breaks down his early thoughts on the tentative agreement the NHL and its players agreed to at around 5 a.m. on Sunday morning

New NHL CBA: An Exhaustive List of New Provisions Worth the Lockout - Hockey Wilderness
There's a hidden message in there. Try to find it.

NHL lockout Hall of Fame: In praise of Guy Serota, #Dregerface and Boomer Esiason - NHL - Sporting News
Let's hope we never have to do this again.

KHL braces for mass exodus of NHL stars; what happens to Russian all-star game? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Answer? Meh

World Junior hockey 2013: USA wins gold behind Gibson, Grimaldi - SBNation.com
I know it's older news, but it's awesome, so it stands.

Kopitar's knee injury may take 2-3 weeks, so let's give thanks for center depth - Jewels From The Crown
This sucks hard for the Kings. The day before the principal agreement, no less.

Thanks, Satan! - Battle of California
BoC has the right guy to thank.

Mike Green Really, Really Loves Hockey - The Copper & Blue
Mike Green is really excited.

Welcome Back NHL, I Can't Wait To Do This Again - The Copper & Blue
After three months of being taken for granted it would be good for the fans if we were all just a little less excited because if not we will almost certainly get to go this again in 2022.

Brian Elliott Has A Sweet New Mask. Hopefully We'll See It Soon. - St. Louis Game Time
Hey, you want to see a Blues Goaltender hockey mask that has the 2nd-lamest good guys from the Ninja Turtles? Of course you did!

Let's Go Red Wings.

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