Quick Hits: Injury Updates, Sabres Fire Ruff

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Checking in on how some of the crippled Wings are doing

Red Wings News

A guide to the Red Wings' many injuries this season | Detroit Free Press
This list is way too long.

Jimmy Howard Cleared To Play | The Malik Report

No disrespect to the monster, buuuutt.... I'd much rather have Jimmy in the net.

Red Wings’ Samuelsson benched by busted finger - The Macomb Daily

This guy has played 3 games so far and is getting paid 3 million a year...

Holland: Injury-plagued Wings not out of race - sportsnet.ca

All we need is a win streak and we are right back in it.

Anaheim Ducks Gameday: A List of Cool Things About Detroit - Battle of California
Those cocksuckers...

Report: Details being finalized for 2014 Winter Classic in Michigan - CBSSports.com
For the second straight year, it looks like the Winter Classic will be planned for New Year's Day at the University of Michigan between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. Only this time, it should actually happen.

Tomas Tatar: Why He Belongs On The Red Wings Roster - Octopus Thrower
Someone shares my love for Tatar.

Pavel Datsyuk Is The Magic Man - Octopus Thrower

If only the rest of the team was healthy so we could take advantage of Datsyuks and Zetterbergs recent play.

Red Wings GM Ken Holland discusses just about everything he can in Fan 590 interview | The Malik Report

Is he discussing what a terrible signing Sammy was?

Is Pavel Datsyuk the NHL's most irreplaceable? Plus Victor Fasth, Predators - Sporting News

Most irreplaceable? Probably. But Most Valuable? No.

NHL News

Lindy Ruff fired by Buffalo Sabres after 16 years as head coach | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
There it is.

Ron Rolston of AHL Rochester named interim head coach of Buffalo Sabres after Lindy Ruff firing | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

I'm surprised over the hire but not too surprised over the firing of Ruff.

Lindy Ruff Fired: What Does This Mean For The Sabres Franchise? - Die By The Blade
The thing is, Buffalo is a good team and switching coaches may be the spark that they need.

ESPN says their NHL coverage doesn't deserve your criticism - SBNation.com
What coverage?

What will the Sens do with Alfredsson? GMs are puzzled with Sherman ... O'Reilly's dad writes email ... Friedman's thoughts | My NHL Trade Rumors.com

Why would you trade Alfie?

Jannik Hansen teaches us how we see what we want to believe | CanucksArmy

Suspended for a game.

John Tortorella Favorite To Coach Team USA In Winter Games? | NHL Trade Report

'MURICA BABY

Viktor Fasth signs 2-year extension with Anaheim Ducks after just 9 games | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Ducks now have $7.4 million dollars in cap space tied up in their two goaltenders. Hiller maybe on the way out?

Carolina says forward Jeff Skinner has concussion, lists him as day to day - NHL.com

It's not good for players that young to be having too many concussions.

Lets Go Wings!

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