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Why you heff to be mad?  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Hockeytown, No Limits

Forward Chris Conner's determination catches eye of Red Wings' staff, teammates |
Conner has points (goal, two assists) in three consecutive games. But his effectiveness isn't measured in statistics.

Griffins' Gustav Nyquist remains humble despite being one of AHL's top scoring rookies |
If there's one thing that could derail Nyquist's rookie of the year potential, it might be a recall by the parent club Red Wings.

Video: Young Pittsburgh fan freaks out at Detroit fan parents - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
This kid is just like Crosby...a crying baby hahahaha

Nick on Sports: Breaking down Evgeni Malkin's goal last night
Nick takes a look at Evgeni Malkin's goal against the Wings on Tuesday. He breaks down Stuart's positioning and how it fits in with a D-man's responsibility. Nick ended up coming to the same conclusion I did about Stuart's relative fault on the play (none) in light of how everything developed.

This and that | Red Wings Front
Some news and notes from the Wings.

About last night…ping pong " The Production Line - TP:60
Disch's take on the Wings win against the Crosby-less Penguins. Oh, and ping-pong too.

Around the NHL

Video: HBO 24/7 star Ilya Bryzgalov on the universe, killing tigers - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The solar system is so humongous big. Bryzgalov stole the show last night.

Patrick Kane almost justifies the existence of shootouts | ProHockeyTalk
I'd say this might be goal of the year if it didn't happen in a shootout.

Adam McQuaid Receives Five-Minute Kneeing Major, Game Misconduct in Bruins' Win Over Senators - Amica Coverage Play of the Week -
One of two things will happen here: 1) McQuaid gets a few games and Bruins' fans complain the league is out to get them or 2) McQuaid doesn't get suspended and everyone else complains that the Bruins can get away with whatever they want.

Why you shouldn’t always root for NHL underdogs | ProHockeyTalk
Somebody else calls the Wild boring. Know why? Because the Wild are boring.

Canucks GM addresses Bolland comments | ProHockeyTalk
There's nothing like GMs getting involved in player spats...

The NHL's Most Interesting Name: The 1980s Part I - Arctic Ice Hockey
As we move on to our next decade in the search for the NHL's Most Interesting Name, we experience the 1980s, when offence ran wild and so did naming conventions...

Hickey Doesn't Get It - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Pat Hickey displays remarkable ignorance and continues to dig himself deeper into a hole. It's a long read, but worth it.

I Don't Want To Be One Of Those Guys, But... - Battle of California
Throwing down the gauntlet to Trent Hunter.

Tribute to Teemu Week: The Wonder (Twin) Years - Anaheim Calling
More good stuff about Selanne.

Zach Bogosian Avoids Suspension, League Blows Yet Another Chance - Hockey Wilderness
What a joke.

Discussion: What did you think of last night's episode of 24/7? And if the Wings do get the Winter Classic next year, what or who are you looking forward to seeing the most on their version of 24/7?

Let's Go Red Wings.