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Hey look, Shea Weber wearing a sweater that's not the Predators'.
Hey look, Shea Weber wearing a sweater that's not the Predators'.

Weekend Quick Hits/Open Thread? Yes!

Hockeytown, no limits

Playing for 8th " The Production Line - TP:60
Disch at TPL isn't convinced the roster as-is can't make the playoffs. He's right, you know.

Detroit Red Wings still desirable destination for free agents, says associate coach Tom Renney | MLive.com
Despite missing out on both top free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, who both signed massive contracts to play for the Minnesota Wild, players around the NHL still want to wear the Red Wings logo, Detroit's new associate coach Tom Renney explains on ESPN 970.

3rd Round Draft Pick: Considering Shea Weber
I don't think the Wings get Weber for $12M over one year, but if they do, here's a look at the cap situation at play.

Around the League

Waiting For Shea Weber (Part II) - Angus Certified
Great piece on Shea Weber which puts the Predators' options down simply from Jeff Angus.

Predators must make Shea Weber big offer, deal him if he declines – USATODAY.com
Kevin Allen says David Poile should follow the same formula that Ray Shero used with Jordan Staal in Pittsburgh. He's absolutely correct.

David Poile isn’t letting this Suter thing go | ProHockeyTalk
"Whether this franchise is in Timbuktu, the one point of not choosing to stay and play with Shea Weber, I will never, ever understand that." - Big whiner, GM of the year candidate, and guy who's about to lose Shea Weber in this whole mess too, David Poile.

Luongo shocks the world, states "it’s time to move on" during a Cfox interview | The Province
OK, maybe 'shock' isn't the best word to use, maybe I could have used "confirmed the obvious" but, there it is. Roberto Luongo is already telling the world that he's done in Vancouver, and the trade isn't even complete.

Sign Semin, Trade Lupul - Pension Plan Puppets
Alex Semin and Advanced Stats Wonks are perfectly aware of Alex Semin's value to a club. That value is high.