Quick Hits: The NBA Season is Over Edition

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Red Wings Stuff

Tatar the heart of a champion | Red Wings Central
If Tomas Tatar has indeed played his last AHL game, he certainly capped his minor-league career with a bang.

Dallas Stars set to hire Lindy Ruff as head coach | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News
I hope this happens not only because Ruff coaching the team that broke his heart in 1999 would be great and also it would mean Jeff Blashill would be staying in Grand Rapids.

The NHL gets no respect in Hockeytown | June | 2013
They're moving Game 6 to a different station than WDIV in Detroit.

Dallas architect responds to Detroit Red Wings arena plan; portfolio includes Cowboys Stadium | MLive.com
DETROIT, MI - A Dallas-based architectural firm that reportedly has been hired by the Detroit Red Wings to design a new $650 million stadium and entertainment complex has issued a statement about the ambitious project. That statement is essentially "no comment."

Philippe Paradis and Francis Pare: best friends on opposite sides of the Calder Cup | syracuse.com
This is a cool story. Pare is a free agent this summer and probably won't get a Wings contract. I'll be interested to see where he ends up (he could very well get a Griffins contract, but make no mistake, he's going to want an NHL deal if there's one available).

Detroit Red Wings 2013 draft preview - Hockey's Future
HF weighs in on the Red Wings and their draft needs, tendencies, and history.

$1.8 billion economic impact from new Detroit Red Wings arena vastly inflated, economists say | MLive.com
Man, economists are downers.

Around the NHL

Stanley Cup Final : The Day After - Second City Hockey
Quotes and stuff about Game 4.

Fans Say The Darndest Things - The Luck Edition - Hockey Wilderness
Man, this is a dumb premise.

An open question for your Thursday: What would it take to trade The Pick? - Mile High Hockey
If the front office is listening to offers for #1 (as they should be), the obvious question is one of asking price. Mile High Hockey tries to figure out what that is.

Sharks re-sign Raffi Torres to 3-year, $6 million contract - Fear The Fin
Congrats to the Sharks for making sure nobody outside of San Jose will like them for the next three years.

Report: Flyers Trying to Acquire Everybody - Lighthouse Hockey
Hahaha this is perfect.

Danny Briere buyout officially official - Broad Street Hockey
Briere will come at a discount, but if he ends up in Detroit, plenty of things went wrong for the Wings. I'm against it.

Has the salary cap ruined the NHL for fans? - Eyes On The Prize
Berkshire touches on the topic well, but his experience doesn't really match up with mine.

2013 AHL playoffs: Leave the Tokarski trade out of it - Raw Charge
I can't believe there are folks blaming goaltending for the Crunch's loss. I thought Desjardins was very good in the series.

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