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Come on, refs; that's way too many men.
Come on, refs; that's way too many men.

Hockeytown, No LImits

3rd Round Draft Pick: I'm Forever Yours....Faithfully: End of Year Wrap Up
Fairly long (but comprehensive) read from 3RDP here.

The Malik Report : Red Wings overnight report: Kindl cut from Czechs’ Worlds team; Mrazek, Franzen gab about tournament
Malik's got your overnight news and World Championships chatter covered.

Red Wings' final grades: No 'A's', team gets 'F' for playoffs | Detroit Free Press |
Helene St. James gives the Wings final grades. No A's and no F's here.

Red Wing Four hoping to do for Sweden what Russian Five did for Detroit |
Go U.S.A., but I wouldn't mind seeing the Wings players do well.

Ideas, not Rosterbation - Winging It In Motown
Yes, it's a link to a fanshot already here, but I wanted to make sure you've seen it. We've got an official rosterbation thread, but now we have one where concepts are more important than numbers.

Around the League

Video: Jones, Roenick slam Alex Radulov | ProHockeyTalk

Official Explanation on Dwight King's Hit On Alex Pietrangelo Leaves Something To Be Desired - St. Louis Game Time
Blues fans aren't very happy to see that Dwight King not only escaped an in-game major but also any supplemental discipline for his hit on Alex Pietrangelo. Will this be the 2nd round's Shea Weber incident?

WCSF: Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Game 2 Recap: Coyotes Take Control Of Game & Series - Five For Howling
Phoenix held serve in their own barn as they took a 2-0 series lead against Nashville. If you're wondering how Phoenix has solved Rinne, look at their zone breakouts and how they play in Nashville's end. Much more fluid forecheck with constant pressure to the middle.

ECSF Game 1 recap: Danny Briere wins it twice in overtime - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers had to rely on their offensive depth in a game that was pretty close thanks to Ilya Bryzgalov's soft 5-hole. Fortunately for them, Playoff Briere is a monster.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Chris Kreider Propels Rangers Past Caps In Game One - Blueshirt Banter
Saturday afternoon saw the opening of the Rangers/Caps series in a game won by Chris Kreider's 2nd ever NHL goal. They are both playoff game-winners.

Ex-Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean in running for Adams Award | Detroit Free Press |
It's probably Ken Hitchcock's award to lose...but I'm pulling for The 'Stache to pull out the win.

Down Goes Brown: What went wrong? Excuses from the NHL's losers
Always a great read from DGB.