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Quick Hits: More Jagr, Less Able-Bodied Canucks

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Not exactly what he is looking for. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Not exactly what he is looking for. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Let's hop straight to it, shall we?

  • Good news for the NHL and NBC: Game 7 was the highest rated NHL game in nearly 40 years.
  • More reason to not like the Wild?  Mike Yeo, a Penguins assistant coach during their 2008 loss to us and 2009 win over us, has been named head coach of Hockeytown, Jr.
  • As reported in the riot fanpost yesterday, the Vancouver riots after the Game 7 loss led to 150 injuries, some very severe, 100 arrests, and millions in damage.  Stay classy, Vancouver.
  • The Jagr to Detroit rumor?  Not as false as I originally reported yesterday.  Jagr's agent has contacted the Wings, Penguins, Rangers, and Canadiens.  Apparently Jagr is looking for two things: chance to get a big payday and a chance to win.  It sounds like he may give up the first one in order to play with Datsyuk and Zetterberg, though.
  • Yay for Rainn Wilson.  "Vancouver is now the Detroit of Canada".  In his defense, he did later come back with another tweet: "Wow, I (ticked) off a lot of Vancouverites and Detroit folk. In penance I'm going to tip over my Prius and set fire to it"  and then proceeded to delete all of his tweets.  Go figure.
  • Did the Vancouver fans think they would get the Cup if they beat the Boston fans in arrests instead of goals?  100-7 in favor of Vancouver.
  • One of my childhood favorites, Olaf Kolzig, is returning to the Capitals as an associate goalie coach.  About time, Washington.
  • Finally, TSN has its Red Wings off-season game plan up and it reads as if they have a Winging it in Motown RSS feed set up.  You know the drill: Wisniewski, Smith, Pitkanen, Laich, Mursak.  No mention of Jagr, though.  I suppose this was written before the rumor hit.

Update: Khan reports that the Wings have not yet made decisions on Draper and Osgood, despite Draper last week saying he believed he would know Holland's decision before the beginning of this weekend.