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Sunday Quick Hits - August 16

Here are some quick links on a hot, humid summer evening in southeast Michigan:

  • Sports Illustrated's Allan Muir posts his first power rankings of the season, placing the Red Wings in the No. 3 slot thanks to their loss of nearly 90 goals in the off-season exodus.
  • Snapshots and Abel to Yzerman blogged about the Todd Bertuzzi rumor floating around out there.
  • Clark at looks forward to learning of any jersey number changes and what number the new guys will be wearing. He offers up his guesses for the upcoming season's roster.
  • Detroit Examiner's Mike Mouat continues his scouting report series with his take on Brad Stuart.
  • We all know there's a ton of Red Wings' videos on YouTube -- I don't know about you but I've spent way too much time watching those videos. The blog Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle has a list of the top ten Detroit videos on YouTube and you'll want to see these videos.
  • Fellow SBN hockey blog Canes Country collected a list of teams' odds to win the Cup this season. Unsurprisingly, the Wings sit atop the list with 4/1 odds.
  • I'm sure many of you have heard about different team's fan conventions. Well, the Wings are hosting an event similar to a fan convention called HockeyFest -- Q&A with management and appearances by players (Jason Williams, Kris Draper, and Dan Cleary) -- on August 28. For more info about where to get tickets, check out the Red Wings' website.
  • A week after the 2010 Winter Classic, Fenway Park will host a college hockey doubleheader per TSN including a game between Boston College and Boston University.
  • Puck Daddy has five ways to improve the NHL Network while The Columbus Dispatch writes about how the NHL needs ESPN.