Quick Hits: Qualification Round Edition

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Red Wings News

Sweden's Daniel Alfredsson, 41, and Erik Karlsson, 23, have been besties in Sochi | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Bromance of the tournament?

Colts' Athanasiou is OHL Player of Week | OHL Network
Mantha isn't the only Wings prospect that is dominating the CHL.

2014 Sochi Olympics: Where, When To Watch Red Wings In The Medal Round | Octopus Thrower
When and where to watch your Red Wings.

Callahan finds ‘winning’ formula on farm | Red Wings Central

Callahan has been great this season in Grand Rapids.

Olympic News

Erik Karlsson-Henrik Lundqvist collision puts scare into Sweden in Sochi - 2014 Olympics
That could have been the worst.

Team Canada vs. Olympic officiating: Where are the power plays? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Stop complaining.

Let's not count out the Russians yet in men's hockey | USA Today
Keep this in mind, the U.S. and Russia tied the hockey game. The American's won the skills competition.

Babcock: Subban, Hamhuis 'haven't got much of a chance' | TSN
At least he is honest.

Larionov on Olympics: ‘Hockey is the main event’ | ProHockeyTalk
Hey! Curling is the best.

Winter Olympic hockey odds: Canada favored to win Gold - SBNation.com
Both the U.S. and Russia have surpassed Sweden in the odds to win gold.

Potential Rule Changes for the NHL Draft | The Hockey Writers
I disagree with both of the proposals made in the article. Cap penalties for teams that finish towards the bottom of the standings goes against what the NHL is trying to do. And granting exceptional status to certain players will not change the quality of the drafts, as that player would just be drafted a year earlier.

Online oddsmaker: Crosby, Kessel co-favorites for Olympic MVP; Oshie at 15/1 | ProHockeyTalk
Pavel Datsyuk is third in line with 13/2 odds.

Olympic Hockey Power Rankings: United States on top - CBSSports.com
Updated Olympic power rankings.

Alex Semin the scapegoat as Russians scramble lines, search for goals | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Semin has been demoted from the Malkin-Ovechkin line.

Sochi reminds us why NHLers belong in Olympics - Sportsnet.ca
There is a reason why NHL players are regarded as the best in the world.

Winter Olympics hockey: Switzerland, the team nobody wants to play - SBNation.com
Bring 'em on.

Russia's Kovalchuk given day off from practice to rest | TSN
Kovi may be dealing with an injury.

Buffalo likely to terminate Omark’s contract | ProHockeyTalk
Omark was placed on unconditional waivers.

Goalie fight-filled weekend for AHL, ECHL, SPHL teams (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Do you know what would be great in the potential U.S. vs. Canada semifinal? A brawl.

Winter Olympic hockey: Women's medal round set, Canada to face USA for gold - SBNation.com
A recap of yesterday's results.

US speed skater on mission to meet all 10 Blackhawks Olympians - CBSSports.com
Wrong team. He should be checking out the Red Wings' Olympians.

THN in Sochi: Women’s hockey still has a long way to go | Post-to-Post
Of course it does. But, it is slowly progressing.

Let's Go USA & Sweden!

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