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Landon Ferraro: Coming to an AHL rink near you!  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Landon Ferraro: Coming to an AHL rink near you! (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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At Van Andel & Overseas

Top Detroit Red Wings prospects disappointed by NHL lockout, chart ways to improve in Grand Rapids | MLive.com
I'm just glad Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith will get to play somewhere and aren't going to just be sitting out. They'll have their time to shine when the lockout end, but for now they'll get a little more seasoning in the AHL.

Goal Analysis: Nyquist And Tatar Create Awesomeness In Grand Rapids | Octopus Thrower
There's no Red Wings hockey so we might as well read about the Griffins. Hell, we might even have to change the name of the blog to Griffining in Grand Rapids.

The Macomb Daily - Overseas you later, say Red Wings
A round up of the latest Wings to head to Europe to play some hockey.

Lockout News & More

Making sense of hockey-related revenue | Hockey | CBC Sports
Lots of people argued that the players get too much of the pie because they have essentially no costs. Elliotte Friedman crushes that fallacy.

NHLPA memo: the lockout is indeed a 'cash grab' | The Malik Report
Malik collects a series of tweets from @EricOnSportsLaw outlining a memo given from the NHLPA to the players explaining their bargaining position and that they don't feel the NHL's offer is an attempt to create a fair CBA as much as it is an attempt to simply grab money back from the players.

Ryan Miller: ‘It is hard to trust the owners’ - The Globe and Mail
While I don't agree with Mirtle that Ryan Miller counts as necessarily level-headed, he certainly is intelligent and has a grasp on what's at play in these negotiations. The idea that the players should care more about the health of struggling teams than the owners is a big concern.

A sneak peek at the new look Broad Street Hockey - Broad Street Hockey
Broad Street Hockey has a pretty in-depth look at what the new redesign is going to look like when it's finished rolling out. All I can say is...soon.

Grade Brian Burke - Pension Plan Puppets
How would you grade Brian Burke's tenure as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs thus far? Choose one of the options in our poll and be heard.

NHL could expand to Seattle in three years, says investor | ProHockeyTalk
But at the moment, no teams are for sale. Well... the Kings are kind of for sale, but that's stupid because they're not moving out of LA.

Let's Go Griffins.