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Quick Hits: Another Year

Yesterday was supposed to be the Winter Classic at the Big House. Now we have to wait one more year (if we're lucky) to see our team on the ice outdoors.

Leon Halip

Red Wings News

NHL Winter Classic - Emptiness in Hockeytown shows lockout's steep price - ESPN
Staring into an empty Comerica Park brings another reminder of the NHL lockout's steep price. No winter festival in Detroit. No Winter Classic in Ann Arbor. There's no sign of the NHL anywhere in Hockeytown, writes Craig Custance.

Misconduct " TGTW: Red Wings Earn 3-1 Win over Maple Leafs in Winter Classic - DetroitHockey.Net
It was perfect weather for a game yesterday too.

3rd Round Draft Pick: Awkward Shopping: Who to Buyout
Who would you send packing?

Sproul, Hounds lay beating on Spirit | Local Hockey | Sports | Sault Star
Red Wings' prospect playing well.

Lockout News

PHT’s six super awesome most favorite things about the NHL lockout | ProHockeyTalk
Includes Blake Bortles.

With no Winter Classic, Harlem Globetrotters announce outdoor ice game in Michigan | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I hear those games are rigged.

Back to the Lockout II - Fear The Fin
The NHL lockout meets one of the greatest trilogies of all time: Back to the Future. A parody that poses one solution for fixing the lockout.

Alex Ovechkin is off the market, engaged to Maria Kirilenko; sorry, ladies | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
So many jokes...

Puck Daddy’s Top 10 goals of 2012 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Datsyuk clocks in at number 7 on this list with a goal he scored wearing the wrong uniform.

My New Year's Resolution For 2013? To Care Less About The NHL. - Arctic Ice Hockey
"Instead of picking a useless New Year's Resolution, I've decided to make this one count. I plan to care less about the NHL, and have both the league and the players work hard to win me back."

Greatest Promotion Ever: Sabres To Sponsor Newborn Babies - Die By The Blade
Terry Pegula wants to personally welcome your new son or daughter to Buffalo with the team's latest, and greatest, promotional strategy.

Let's Go Red Wings.