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BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 31: Forward Teemu Pulkkinen #6 of Finland fires a shot during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Slovakia and Finland on December 31 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 31: Forward Teemu Pulkkinen #6 of Finland fires a shot during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Slovakia and Finland on December 31 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Red Wings excited about skill level of prospects Calle Jarnkrok, Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco | MLive.com
So give them a real a chance to make the team this fall then.

Hockey worlds roundup: Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, USA blank Valtteri Filppula, Finland | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
USA! USA! USA!

Red Wings' equipment manager Paul Boyer shares hockey knowledge | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
There's not a lot of Wings news at the moment...so please enjoy these few paragraphs on equipment.

Around the NHL

Coyotes’ Derek Morris beats Jonathan Quick from center ice in Game 1 (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Yotes can a huge break and still lost. It's not everyday that Quick has a mental lapse and give you an easy goal. Gotta take advantage of it...and Phoenix didn't.

2012 Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Preview: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers - In Lou We Trust
Your Devils/Rangers preview.

One Year Later: Remembering Derek Boogaard - Hockey Wilderness
Taking a moment to remember a fallen friend.

Adventures in plagiarism: Local paper rips off blog, thinks it did nothing wrong - Broad Street Hockey
Tough call on what you should or shouldn't do regarding crediting translations (you should), but being a jerk about it on Twitter is really in the "shouldn't" camp.

Finland’s Anssi Salmela ejected after ugly boarding of USA’s Alex Goligoski (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Anssi Salmela is a shit.

KHL announces returning Russian NHL players won’t count against salary cap | ProHockeyTalk
Russia's superleague is bending its own rules again to see if they can bring home both Alexes Semin and Radulov. It's ridiculous the lengths they're going to in order to steal talent away from the world's best league. Hopefully, their stomach for throwing money down the drain in this pursuit will fail.