Quick Hits: Semifinal Friday

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings assign 4 players to Grand Rapids of AHL - NHL.com - News
Emmerton, Sheahan, Pulkkinen, and Almquist head back to Grand Rapids.

Detroit Red Wings' Jakub Kindl (MCL) expects to return soon; Stephen Weiss heading to Grand Rapids | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Kindl hopes to be ready for next Wednesday's game.

Franzen symptom free of concussions now, but worried about it becoming a reoccurring issue | Red Wings Front

I'd rather Franzen rest up some more, rather than hurrying back and getting another concussion.

Tom Renney On Sending Amateurs To Olympics: ‘Maybe The Time Has Come’ " CBS Detroit

We'll agree to disagree.

Olympic News

John Tavares injury: Islanders lose captain for remainder of season - SBNation.com
Wow...the hit didn't even seem that severe.

United States vs. Canada Olympic semifinals preview - CBSSports.com
Previewing the U.S. vs. Canada game.

Watch Canadians freak out at Marie-Philip Poulin’s gold-medal winning goal (Videos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Canada may have defeated the U.S. yesterday, but, things will change today.

U.S. GM Poile lost vision in right eye after getting hit by puck | ProHockeyTalk
You never want anyone to suffer an injury like this. While doctors are hoping that his eye may recover, there is no indication that it will.

USA-Canada men's hockey rivalry growing to new heights - CBSSports.com
But neither team will win gold. #HejaSverige

Hilary Knight on OT gold medal game penalty: ‘It was a bogus call’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There was an interesting call towards the end of the game.

Your! Call: Should NHL stop sending players to Olympics? | TSN
One injury shouldn't cause the NHL to change its stance on whether to send players to the Olympics or not.

Sweden and Finland have a big rivalry, too | USA Today
It's a repeat of the '06 Gold Medal game.

Isles GM Snow furious over Tavares injury; calls IOC, IIHF ‘a joke’ | ProHockeyTalk

Yeah, let's go ahead and blame a player's injury on the IOC and IIHF. Player's get injured, deal with it.

The Olympic Effect: How Sochi Could Harm the NHL Elite | The Hockey Writers
The Olympic's certainly have an effect on the players. But, that effect can be both positive and negative.

Avs' Tanguay to have hip surgery, out rest of season | TSN
Tanguay only played 16 games with the Avalanche this season.

Barack Obama, Canadian PM Stephen Harper bet beer on hockey - CBSSports.com
A little friendly wager between the two heads of state.

Ovechkin’s father in stable condition following heart procedure | ProHockeyTalk

Ovechkin wasn't notified of his father's heart attack until after Russia was eliminated.

Winter Olympics 2014: Austrian hockey team partied hard before losing to Slovenia - SBNation.com
Hmm...I don't think that is what you're supposed to do.

B.C. bars going for gold, allowed to stay open for final Olympic hockey match - The Hockey News
B.C. is changing a law in order to allow people to celebrate.

Yeo admits Harding situation is ‘getting difficult’ | ProHockeyTalk

Harding has been on IR since December 31st.

Let's Go USA & Sweden!

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