Quick Hits: Bench Cleary?

To bench or not to bench - Kirk Irwin

Zero points for the guy so far, although, so does the rest of our bottom-6 except Eaves.

Red Wings News

Dan Cleary: Is It Time To Bench The Newfie? - Octopus Thrower
Yes. In favor of Gustav Nyquist.

Red Wings give Jimmy Howard a break in practice; Mike Babcock still contemplating starter for Thursday | MLive.com
I don't know who I want them to start but I feel it may be Mrazeks debut.

The brightest star in the Red Wings’ prospect pipeline? | The Malik Report
Believe it or not, we have a lot of good prospects. That Pulk - Krok - Goose line is going to be sweet in a few years.

Man ordered: Stop selling memorabilia tied to Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk; trial date set| Detroit Free Press
Pavel no likey.

Red Wings' Jan Mursak starts practicing with team, hoping to return in a couple of weeks | MLive.com
Sheesh! This guy has had some really bad luck these last two seasons.

Tomas Tatar The New Jiri Hudler? | The Hockey Writers
His nickname is Tuna, I mean come on, how much better does it get.

Red Wings taking too many penalties, and doing a poor job of killing them | MLive.com
It feels like the penalties have been going down recently, or is that just me.

Why The NHL Concussion Problem Will Not Solve Itself | The Hockey Writeres
I still don't know where I really stand on this.

NHL News

So You Want to Be an NHL Fan - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Football season is over, which means NFL fans are now facing the depressing prospect of going months without their favorite sport. There's always hockey to turn to. DGB explains how.

NHL should reveal how its referees are punished for blown calls | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I'd rather just make game-altering calls like majors & misconducts reviewable, but whatever.

What NHL officials did during the lockout - Battle of California
How did NHL referees and linesmen keep from getting rusty during the lockout?

Systems Analyst: When you’re in man-on-man coverage you should probably man your man | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Here's a great look at how you can screw up a rush that makes Ryan Suter look as bad as he's made the Wild look.

Eyes on the Prize files a grievance with SB Nation over Stanley Cup of Chowder - Eyes On The Prize
Over the least couple days, it's become apparent that Stanley Cup of Chowder has been attempting to circumvent the SB Nation collective bargaining agreement. EOTP feels it's time to end this tomfoolery.

Morning Skate: Gulutzan Scratches Goligoski and Moves Larsen Back Into the Blue Line Rotation [Updated] - Defending Big D
This is what happens when a coach is panicking trying to keep his job.

Brandon Davidson Is Kicking Cancer's Ass - The Copper & Blue
Brandon Davidson is beating cancer. That kicks ass.

Shanahan - Stuart hit on Landeskog Video - NHL VideoCenter
This is a great decision for Shanahan to explain some non-suspensions.

Lets Go Wings!

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