Quick Hits: Will Datsyuk Play Before The Olympics?

Gregory Shamus

Red Wings News

Switching Wings: Nyquist to replace Franzen on Swedish Olympic team | ProHockeyTalk
The Wings still have 10 players representing them in Sochi.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk still hoping to play before Olympics; Jonas Gustavsson in goal tonight | MLive.com
I wouldn't mind Pavel returning on Thursday against the Panthers.

Do You Agree With This Statement? | Abel to Yzerman - Kukla's Korner
The Wings aren't missing the playoffs so this statement has no meaning.

Michigan athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The full list of Michiganders competing in the Olympics.

Jarnkrok scoring outburst ‘just a matter of time’ | Red Wings Central

Järnkrok has the potential to a great player.

NHL News

Canadiens trade Raphael Diaz to Canucks for Dale Weise - SBNation.com
Who would have thought that such uproar would have been caused by a trade involving these two players?

Report: Vanek turns down 'substantial' offer from Islanders | TSN
If we had cap space, I wouldn't mind the Wings going after Vanek.

Report: Bruins-Habs at Gillette Stadium an option for next season - CBSSports.com
Boston against Montreal at Gillette Stadium? This is something that I would like to see.

Khudobin, Kessel, Pavelski named three stars for January | ProHockeyTalk
Anton Khudobin had a 10-4-0 record last month.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos sets sights on a return this week - Raw Charge
His target return date is this Saturday against the Wings.

TradeCentre: Monday's reports from around the NHL | TSN
The latest trade rumors from around the NHL.

Tired of U.S., Canada’s embarrassing wins, Olympic women’s hockey gets format change | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

The IOC has reworked the format for Olympic women's hockey to make it more competitive.

King accepts KHL coaching gig, takes leave of absence from Coyotes | ProHockeyTalk
Dave King is taking over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Blues return to top spot in NHL Power Rankings | TSN
TSN has dropped the Wings from 18th to 25th place in their power rankings.

Bobby Ryan makes a rather lousy Olympic rebuttal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Unlike St. Louis, who has been on fire since being snubbed by Team Canada, Bobby Ryan has posted terrible numbers and has accepted his rejection.

Biggest bargains in the NHL this season | For The Win
Hmm...I am kind of surprised that Mikael Samuelsson isn't on this list.

Feb. 7 will be ‘Joe Pavelski Day’ in Plover, WI | ProHockeyTalk
They are celebrating it in honor of Pavelski's inclusion on the U.S. Olympic team.

Hall Monitor: Tim Thomas needs more magic to make grade | Post-to-Post
In my book, Thomas is a long-shot for the Hall of Fame. But, he does have a shot.

John Tortorella’s auto-tuned ‘Don’t Push Me’ is a must-watch (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Perfect. Check it out.

Wild remain uncertain about Mikko Koivu’s Olympic availability | ProHockeyTalk

Koivu is in a similar boat as Stamkos and Datsyuk are in.

PHOTO: Jonathan Quick's mask has image of Tomb of Unknown Soldier - CBSSports.com
Great homage to the U.S.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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