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Apr 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) shoots against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) shoots against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

At the Joe

Red Wings players plan to scatter if NHL lockout occurs | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
As long as no one gets hurt and everyone is in shape and ready to go when the season starts the day after Thanksgiving...I don't care where they play.

Tootoo starts new chapter - Detroit Red Wings - News
I feel like we've read the same Jordan Tootoo article a thousand times already this summer. I guess that's what happens when there is a lockout and zero real hockey news.

The Macomb Daily - Opportunity knocks for Red Wings’ Ericsson
If Jonathan Ericsson doesn't make the jump this year...he never will.

Around the NHL

SB Nation United: the big rebrand | Vox Product
A great detailed piece on the thought process and creative process behind the logo redesigns.

NHL labor: Donald Fehr says players are ready, think 'they were taken advantage of' - NHL - Sporting News
Players have apparently been saving for this for years. Some rather pointed words coming out yesterday.

Fear, loathing and 'I can't believe we're doing this again' | Bob McKenzie, TSN
McKenzie has the most-comprehensive summary of stuff we've been talking about for weeks now and he knocks it out of the park. It's a long read, but it's damn good.

The Lockout Would Suck the Most for ... - St. Louis Game Time
Blues fans troll. Warning: Use for entertainment purposes only.

Twit-Sharks: Ryane Clowe - Battle of California
In this first entry of a new blog series, we take a look at the Twitter account of Ryane Clowe.

Brian Burke says ESPN ‘stinks’ after they name Maple Leafs as pro sports’ worst franchise | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Jim Schwartz is a big whiny crybaby and I heard he asked Gary Bettman to lock out Jim Harbaugh so that big meanie couldn't mess up his Yu-Gi-Oh deck. Jim Harbaugh cries himself to sleep every night and has that stupid scowl on his face because his brother John -- the better football coach -- broke his My Little Pony set and burned down his Barbie dream house. Suck it, J.J. Schwartz Rules.

Let's Go Red Wings.