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Quick Hits: Has the demise of the Wings been too exaggerated?

Or maybe it hasn't, considering last night.

Dilip Vishwanat

Red Wings News

The demise of the Detroit Red Wings has been greatly exaggerated - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: Detroit lost Nicklas Lidstrom to retirement and the Red Wings have been hammered by injuries. But Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have stepped up and the Wings remain in the playoff mix in the highly competitive West.

Red Wings forced to alter their ways a bit due to lack of puck-moving defensemen |
I hope you feel guilty Nick.

Lidström hyllades – sen stal Steen showen | Expressen

The Swedish Expressen's take on last nights game.

Injured Wings defenseman has had a rough go - The Macomb Daily

No disrespect to Macomb Daily, why is the title picture Franzen if the article is about Coli?

Kronwall donating tickets to those with autism - The Macomb Daily

Great when the players help out in the community.

Red-Letter Day | Grand Rapids Griffins

The Griffs had a sled hockey game today.

Savage: Hallmark Channel to air a bio-pic of Red Wings legend Gordie Howe | The Malik Report

This will be great.

Yzerman GW vs. Blues 96 WCSF G7 Ken Kal version - YouTube

They were playing this on NBCSN last night. Its so classic, still gives me goose bumps.

NHL News

Winter Olympic hockey 2014: SB Nation picks Team USA -
One year out from puck drop at the 2014 Sochi Games, SB Nation's American hockey writers gathered to select Team USA's roster.

Down Goes Brown: A look through the NHL's injury report
DGB takes a look at the injuries so far in the NHL.

Evander Kane on criticism: ‘I think a good portion of it is because I’m black’ | ProHockeyTalk
"I don't feel like a victim and I don't want to be perceived as one."

Video: Karlsson needs help off ice after collision with Cooke | ProHockeyTalk
Looks like a leg laceration for the reigning Norris Trophy winner.

The Ducks and Mario Kart - Battle of California
Another crime against man

New Jersey Devils Trade Picks to Get Alexei Ponikarovsky Back from Winnipeg - In Lou We Trust
The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky for a 7th round pick in 2013 and a 4th round pick in 2014. This post notes why the move was made now and why it's a good deal for New Jersey.

Andrew Brunette Retires, Will Join Wild Brass - Hockey Wilderness
He scored the last ever goal that Patrick Roy let by. That counts for something.

Report: Jarmo Kekalainen Named GM of the Jackets - The Cannon
It's being reported that Jarmo Kekalainen has been hired as the new GM of the Blue Jackets.

Lets Go Wings!