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Quick Hits: Friday in August

The next Johan Franzen?
The next Johan Franzen?

Hockeytown, No Limits

Are The Red Wings Dead? " CBS Detroit
Joe Kocur says no. He things the Wings are still a formidable team in the NHL.

Goal Analysis: 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 2- Valtteri Filppula
Octopus Thrower analyzes Valtteri Filppula's goal in game two of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final.

Four of Detroit’s "Russian Five" to participate in Winter Classic alumni game festivities | ProHockeyTalk
Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, and Konstantinov will all be back. Fuckyeah.

Around the League

NHL Franchise Lifecycle - Team by Team Analysis (Central Division) - Mile High Hockey
Even for an Avs blog, there's a decent level of objectivity. They're not kind to the Wings, but screw them.

The Bias Survey: Scientific proof that we're all gigantic homers - Broad Street Hockey
Remember the Bias Survey we linked from Broad Street Hockey a while back? Well the results are out and it turns out that we're all insufferable homers. Great info here.

Is this the Maple Leafs’ Winter Classic jersey? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
If they're going to play like crap, they might as well look like crap too.

Almost a year after tragic plane crash, Lokomotiv returns to KHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Puck Daddy: It's been almost 11 months since the tragic plane crash that took the lives of the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team. On Wednesday, they returned to action in the KHL as Lokomotiv lost 4-1 to Alexander Radulov's CSKA Moscow club.