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Quick Hits: The Lockout Is Over...

...If you're an NFL referee. If you're a hockey player, well, you're going to be sitting out a lot longer.

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At the Joe

Mikael Samuelsson Sucks - My Explanation | Octopus Thrower
I did not write this.

Wings' Todd Bertuzzi, 37, says he'd be hurt by season-long lockout | The Detroit News |
We need the lockout to end for the sole purpose of allowingTodd Bertuzzi to do a spin-o-rama and pass the puck blindly up the ice. The hockey world is being robbed.

About Last Night: The Finland Chronicles " The Production Line - TP:60
Ever wonder what it's like to attend a pro hockey game over in Europe? Hollis has you covered.

1130 AM THE FAN | My Top Five Underrated Red Wings
Angry Doug Todd gives you the top underrated Wings. Who are your most underrated Red Wings?

Detroit's Anchor Bar one of few near Joe Louis Arena to survive last NHL lockout |
Let's hope they can survive again and other businesses downtown can survive too.

3rd Round Draft Pick: The FSD Drinking Game: Red Wings Edition
Great way to kill time. We don't even need new hockey. I've got some games on tape. Let's get shitfaced.

Lockout puts crimp in Howard-Osgood bromance | ProHockeyTalk
This is like when Bart wasn't allowed to hang out with Milhouse anymore.

Around the NHL

Lockout effect: What about the refs? | ProHockeyTalk
They're not getting paid either, and their association is asking that they not bolt to Europe.

15 of NHL’s highest paid players would get their money amid a lost season | ProHockeyTalk
Kovalchuk, Ovechkin and Malkin would be the biggest losers.

Puck Daddy chats with Keith Primeau about concussions, if ex-players would sue NHL over them and lockout | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Puck Daddy: Keith Primeau has been one of the leading voices on concussions in the National Hockey League, speaking from experience after his career ended due to a brain injury in 2006.

Erik Karlsson signs with Jokerit of SM-liiga - Silver Seven
Val Filppula's Finnish League team just got a bit better.

Lockout Literature Presents: An excerpt from '50 Shades of Milbury' - Lighthouse Hockey
This is... disturbing.

The Nail Yakupov Tug of War Continues - The Copper & Blue
This is ridiculous. Sarnia claims to have ownership of Yakupov despite there not being a transfer agreement between the KHL and CHL and the fact that the KHL is a highly-superior league. Hockey Canada is going to bat and the IIHF has no teeth.

David Booth Will Hunt Whether People Like It Or Not - Nucks Misconduct
David Booth hunts and people hate that. This is all Bettman's fault.

Let's Go Red Wings.