Quick Hits: Red Wings' New Arena Financing Approved

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Red Wings News

Red Wings' new arena still in works despite city bankruptcy | TSN
As stated in the article, the development of the arena will lead to an additional 6,000 jobs in Detroit. That's good news.

New Red Wings arena financing approved | ProHockeyTalk
Set to open in 2017.

Red Wings mid-day news: on Cleary, Brunner, retiring numbers and scouting the Panthers | The Malik Report
For the last time, there is no room for Cleary.

State OKs up to $450M for Wings arena project | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Some good Detroit news after a week of bad Detroit news.

2013 NCAA commitments of NHL-drafted players - Hockey's Future

Red Wings draft pick David Pope is among the players that will spend the next season in the NCAA.

Is Justin Abdelkader The New Tomas Holmstrom? - Octopus Thrower

Some very good points in this article. Abby doesn't have the same skill set that Homer had but he does share Homer's desire to win and his willingness to do whatever it takes to do just that.

Daniel Alfredsson gives Detroit Red Wings right-handed shot; team gives him shot at Stanley Cup | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
It's a win-win scenario for both sides.

NHL News

Daly: Pacific Northwest will ‘get serious consideration’ for expansion or relocation | ProHockeyTalk
Seattle is a lock but I still would much rather have them relocate to Canada, where there is serious interest.

Canucks Summer Summit reveals Sedin contract extensions on the way, Luongo won't be a problem - SBNation.com

Luongo won't be a problem because they will "take care of him". If you know what I mean.

Jim Nill: Valeri Nichushkin will get chance to make Dallas Stars roster - Prospects
He could become the third keg in a very effective first line alongside of Seguin and Benn.

Top 10 Best Undrafted NHL Goalies | The Hockey Writers
CuJo is number two on the list.

Jaromir Jagr: preferred to sign in East, only wanted to play in NHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Russia is East.

Leiweke restructures senior management team at MLSE | TSN
Serious question: when does Toronto get a NFL team. Since the Bills already play there during the winter, it should only be a matter of time before they get their own franchise.

Kessel: "I haven’t even thought about’ extension with Leafs | ProHockeyTalk
That's because he is busy thinking about joining the Red Wings.

Czech, Slovak decline makes way for Switzerland - The Hockey News

Isn't Tatar going to be the next Slovakian star?

Flames say Saddledome will be ready for preseason | ProHockeyTalk
Only for the preseason or for the regular season too?

Let's Go Red Wings!

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