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Well, the Olympics are in full swing (did you hear about Team USA??!?) and the Red Wings are dormant. Sort of. The Wings, as a whole, return to action on March 1st - but guys like Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Valtteri Filppula, and Griffins Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Sergei Kolosov, won't get much of a "break." 

This is the fourth Olympics that NHL players are participating in. Arguably, there's never been a team that needed this time to recover as badly as the Red Wings need it right now -- despite the seven Olympians who aren't doing much resting. In two of the three prior Olympic years, the Wings were eventual Cup Champs - with only the Hurricanes interrupting that awesome trend. Let's take a peek at the Wings record at the Olympic Break, shall we?:

2010 :: 28-21-12 (68 points in 61 games) :: Eventual Stanley Cup Champion: ???
2006 :: 39-13-5 (83 points in 57 games) :: Eventual Stanley Cup Champion: Carolina Hurricanes
2002 :: 41-11-6-2 (90 points in 60 games) :: Eventual Stanley Cup Champion: DETROIT RED WINGS
1998 :: 31-15-12 (74 points in 58 games) :: Eventual Stanley Cup Champion: DETROIT RED WINGS

Make sure you keep up with Motown Wings, as Chris Hollis is doing a fantastic job tracking all the Red Wings in these Games. After the preliminary rounds, Hollis notes that Rafalski is leading the way offensively:
1. Brian Rafalski (USA) 4 goals, 1 assist, 5 points
2. Pavel Datsyuk (RUS) 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points
3. Johan Franzen (SWE) 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points
4. Valtteri Filppula (FIN) 1 goal
5. Niklas Kronwall (SWE) +2
6. Nicklas LIdstrom (SWE) +1
7. Henrik Zetterberg (SWE) Even
8. Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (NOR) -2
9. Sergei Kolosov (BLR) -2

More Red Wings numbers and Fake Award Updates after the jump:

RED WINGS STATISTICAL LEADERS :: Olympic Break

Games Played :: Todd Bertuzzi, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart (61 - that's all of them)
Goals :: Pavel Datsyuk (17) [67th in the NHL]
Assists :: Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg (32) [36th in the NHL]
Points :: Pavel Datsyuk (49) [39th in the NHL]
+/- :: Nicklas Lidstrom (+20) [17th in the NHL]
PIM :: Todd Bertuzzi and Brad May (66) [68th in the NHL, tied with Alex Ovechkin]
Power Play Goals :: Tomas Holmstrom and Pavel Datsyuk (7) [36th in the NHL]
Shorthanded Goals :: Darren Helm (2) [7th in the NHL]
Game Winning Goals :: Henrik Zetterberg (4) [22nd in the NHL]
Shots :: Henrik Zetterberg (215) [8th in the NHL]
Shooting % :: Tomas Holmstrom (17.4%) [11th in the NHL]
Time on Ice Average :: Nicklas Lidstrom (25:43) [7th in the NHL]
Shifts Per Game :: Nicklas Lidstrom (29.4) [23rd in the NHL]
Faceoff % :: Pavel Datsyuk (56.0) [12th in the NHL]
Faceoffs Taken :: Henrik Zetterberg (750) [54th in the NHL]
Hits :: Brad Stuart (153) [22nd in the NHL]
Giveaways :: Pavel Datsyuk (58) [11th in the NHL]
Takeaways :: Pavel Datsyuk (89) [1st in the NHL]

CHRIS CHELIOS AWARD Update
*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings defenseman with the fewest goals scored in the most games played. The player must have played in at least 3/4 of the team's games. The award is named for Chris Chelios, who scored 23 goals in his EXACTLY 600 games as a Red Wing.*
1. Brett Lebda (1 goal, 57 games)
2. Brad Stuart (2 goals, 61 games)
3. Jonathan Ericsson (3 goals, 46 games)
4. Brian Rafalski (4 goals, 57 games)
5. Nicklas Lidstrom (6 goals, 61 games)

DANNY CLEARY "SACRAFICE YOUR FACE" AWARD Update
*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings forward with the most blocked shots. Award is named for Dan Cleary, who is used to becoming synonymous with "black eye" and/or "broken jaw."*
1. Darren Helm (38)
2. Patrick Eaves (31)
3. Drew Miller (30)
4. Kirk Maltby (25)
T5. Dan Cleary (24) 
T5. Henrik Zetterberg (24)

DEREK MEECH AWARD Update
*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings player with the most games spent in the press box. Award is named for Derek Meech, who was a healthy scratch 35 times last season.*
1. Derek Meech (18)
2. Brad May (14) -- no longer with the Red Wings
3. Ville Leino (13) -- no longer with the Red Wings
4. Patrick Eaves (7)
5. Kirk Maltby (6) 

GREG STEFAN AWARD Update
*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings goaltender that makes you question how they're in the NHL and you aren't. Award is named for Greg Stefan, who played nine seasons for the Red Wings, but only had three seasons with goals against average under 4.*
1. Chris Osgood (7-8-4, 2.94, .891)        
2. Jimmy Howard (21-13-8, 2.28, .927) 

MIKAEL SAMUELSSON AWARD Update
*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings forward with the most shots to miss the net. Award is named for Mikael Samuelsson, who literally must have been aiming for the 11th row.*
1. Henrik Zetterberg (92)
2. Todd Bertuzzi (64)
3. Pavel Datsyuk (56)
4. Darren Helm (42)
5. Patrick Eaves (41)

PAST WINNERS
The GoodFellas Award (final Red Wing to be penalized) :: Patrick Eaves
The Aaron Downey Award (final Red Wing to score a goal) :: Derek Meech