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Quick Hits: Lockout Ends Today or Tomorrow...Wait What?

A sports anchor from a local Boston news station says the lockout is going to end today or tomorrow. Yeah...right...okay...whatever you say man.

Dave Sandford

Red Wings News

NHL lockout: Red Wings hope new approach will boost talks | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press |
We all hope so.

Red Wings' Kyle Quincey "retires" from CHL's Denver Cutthroats | All Things Avalanche — The Denver Post
If the Cutthroats are like that other team in Denver, they'll retire Quincey's number before their next game.

Adam Almquist earns his spot on Grand Rapids blue line- MiHockeyNow & Michigan Hockey Magazine
I really hope this kid turns out to be the next late round gem drafted by Ken Holland.

Sproul invited to Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp = Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds
Spoul, Xavier Ouellet and Jake Peterson were all invited to camps from their respective countries for World Juniors. Get ready Graham.

Lockout News

Sources: Significant Progress Made Toward Ending NHL Lockout " CBS Boston
Oh boy, Steve Burton...what have you done? Since I live in Boston, I can tell you that Burton normally doesn't give hockey the time of day and to think he's out scooped the Dregers and McKenzies of the world is crazy. To be fair, he did break the news of Phil Kessel's cancer back in 2006 and got Jose Conseco to talk about steroids for the first time. But man, he may be over in his head on this one (unless is source is Jeremy Jacobs). I'll believe it when I see it.

NHL lockout: Report suggests lockout to end this week; Bill Daly denies -
It took a whole 79 days but we finally have a report that the end of the NHL lockout is imminent. We'll play the wait-and-see game.

A little perspective on the 2012 NHL lockout - Blueshirt Banter
Nice perspective and interesting point.

NHL lockout 2012: Ed Snider not getting his way in CBA talks - Broad Street Hockey
Ed Snider wants to be part of CBA negotiations, but the NHL won't let him. That's a bad sign as we look for movement in the NHL lockout.

Pens Owner Ron Burkle to be involved in NHL-NHLPA meeting - PensBurgh
Pens part-owner Ron Burkle, no slouch when it comes to dealing with unions, will be at the NHL's side of the table for upcoming meetings. Why this could be a good thing to get at least get talks headed in the right direction.

Why I can't quit the NHL - Stanley Cup of Chowder

The 50 worst own-goals in hockey: Puck Daddy counts down Nos. 50-41 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Interesting series.

Lecavalier happy to see Lightning owner involved in Wednesday talks | ProHockeyTalk
"I think it's going to help the process." says Lecavalier.

Where are the doves? Miller wants moderate owners to speak up | ProHockeyTalk
I like Miller, but he's not exactly a moderate himself.

Let's Go Red Wings.