Quick Hits: Is Almqvist The Next Super Swede?

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Red Wings News

Red Wings squander late lead, lose to Dallas Stars, 4-3, in overtime at start of homestand | MLive.com
Disappointing, but at least we got a point.

Pavel Datsyuk outdoes himself, clowns Stars (GIF) - NHL - Sporting News

THIS is why Pavel Datsyuk is the best player in the NHL right now.

Förre stjärnan hyllar svenske NHL-rookien | Expressen

Osgood was gibing the young rookie some love.

Red Wings hopeful Johan Franzen will be ready Tuesday; Brendan Smith returns to practice | MLive.com
With Almqvist (i'm going with the "v") playing as good as he is, I wouldn't mind sitting Smith for a little longer.

2013 Hockey Hall of Fame -- The story of Chris Chelios - ESPN

Well written article about one of the Wings' greats.

With Jonathan Ericsson on horizon, Red Wings waive Jordin Tootoo | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

But Toots is still here. For now.

NHL News

Teemu Selanne to the KHL? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I could see this happening. He has a connection with the team, and is friends with their future GM (Jari Kurri).

Calgary Flames left wing Curtis Glencross out 4-6 weeks with sprained knee ligament - The Hockey News
He has 9 points in 15 games for Calgary this season.

Forsberg sent to AHL | ProHockeyTalk
Filip, not Peter (who, by the way, is the most overrated Swedish hockey player that has ever stepped foot on this earth).

Jesse Winchester’s leaping elbow into Chris Kelly was cringe-worthy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Headshot.

Rick DiPietro eyeing NHL return with Carolina Hurricanes - NHL.com - NHL Insider
I still think that DiPietro can be a decent goaltender for a team in need. What I am surprised about though is how no one has given Bryz a tryout yet.

Matt Duchene building a case for superstardom | Post-to-Post
Whoa there! Hold your horses!!!

Gillis, Vigneault still worried about Malhotra | ProHockeyTalk

They don't know if he is ready to play yet.

Oilers' Eakins insists struggling Yakupov not being traded | TSN
So much for that idea.

Jets player gets head put through glass, gets helmet stolen - SBNation.com
Good day for Pardy it seemed.

Fantasy Hockey: A 100 Point Possibility | The Hockey Writers
Nyquist is going to return from the depths of Grand Rapids to score 100 points.

Fraser: Intent to blow whistle a factor in called off goal | TSN
Kerry Fraser explains the whole intent to blow decision in the San Jose - Buffalo game on Tuesday.

Why does Tim Thomas have the 5th-best selling jersey in the NHL? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Florida "fans".

Coyotes assign forward Miele to Pirates of AHL | TSN
Isn't this guy supposed to be good?

‘Like running into your old girlfriend’: Jackets, Rangers brace for reunion night in Columbus | ProHockeyTalk

That's an interesting and unique way to describe it.

Pittsburgh Penguins sign tough guy Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond - PensBurgh
Because he has a cool lastname?

Claude Giroux remains goalless this season but he's hardly alone - CBSSports.com
Another player who is without a goal: Brenden Smith. Not Adam Almqvist.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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