Quick Hits: Olympic Rosters & Reactions

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Red Wings News

Red Wings' Johan Franzen is cleared to practice; needs time to regain conditioning after concussion | MLive.com
Franzen is nearing his return.

Zetterberg named Swedish Olympic captain | ProHockeyTalk
The real King Henrik. Heja Sverige!

Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson glad he earned his way onto Swedish Olympic team, not as token gesture | MLive.com
Some Swedes were not happy to see Alfie on the team.

Gordie Howe Game Used Rookie Stick & Skates Up For Auction | The Hockey Writers
And they won't come cheap.

A Look At Alexey Marchenko's First NHL Game - Octopus Thrower
A look at the Red Wings newest Russian player.

NHL News

Game off: Snow storm postpones Sabres-Hurricanes | ProHockeyTalk
I wouldn't want to be driving to a hockey game in weather like that.

Winter Olympics 2014: Finland announces men's ice hockey roster - SBNation.com
Finland's goaltenders are Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, and Tuukka Rask. Do you think that's incredible? Imagine if Pekka Rinne had been healthy enough to play...

Crosby says Pens linemate Kunitz deserves spot on Canada's Olympic roster - The Hockey News
While Kunitz has benefited quite a bit from Crosby's presence, he's not a bad player. He deserves to be on Team Canada.

Wings, Blues, and Blackhawks tops with 10 Olympic participants | ProHockeyTalk
What can I say? The Red Wings simply are amazing.

Phoenix Coyotes import Tim Horton’s coffee for Canadian fans at home games | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"A small?" "That'll be $14.99."

Video: Jagr ties Lemieux for 7th all-time in points with assist | ProHockeyTalk
Steve Yzerman is 6th all-time in points with 1,755. Jagr, who currently has 1,723 points, will probably have to play another season if he wants to pass that milestone.

Winter Olympics 2014: Slovakia unveils men's ice hockey roster - SBNation.com
Two Red Wings made Team Slovakia: Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar.

Ryan O’Reilly suffers injury in hockey hug gone awry (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Bizarre way to get injured.

Blackhawks G Khabibulin has shoulder surgery, out 4-5 months - The Hockey News
Could that be it for the Bulin wall?

Winter Olympics 2014: Austria unveils men's ice hockey roster - SBNation.com

Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner, and Michael Raffl highlight the squad.

Canadiens C Alex Galchenyuk to miss six weeks with broken hand - CBSSports.com
Big loss for Montreal.

LA Kings don’t know what the ‘L’ is going on at Staples (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The story of the missing "L".

Winter Olympics 2014: Norway men's ice hockey roster released - SBNation.com

Former Red Wings property Ole-Kristian Tollefsen is on the team.

Schenn: ‘Shocking’ that Giroux didn’t make Team Canada | ProHockeyTalk
Giroux has struggled quite a bit this season, but he deserves to be on Team Canada.

More than gold on the line for Team Canada - Sportsnet.ca
Hasn't it always been gold or bust for Team Canada?

Winter Olympics 2014: Latvia men's ice hockey roster revealed - SBNation.com

Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons is the only NHL player on the team.

Here are all 12 Olympic hockey rosters for Sochi | ProHockeyTalk
In case you missed any of the rosters.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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