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Quick Hits: July 30th Edition

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Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk aging like a fine wine | Detroit Free Press |
The funny thing is that he seems to always get better.

A story about a retired Detroit police officer once ‘protecting’ Ted Lindsay | The Malik Report

Very interesting. Give this a read.

NHL All-time teams: Detroit Red Wings -
This is how they line the Wings up: Sawchuk in net, Lidström and Red Kelly on defense, Lindsay and Howe on the Wings, and centered by none other than Mr. Yzerman.

Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson being left off initial Swedish roster is biggest Olympic snub |

Um, he's not a snub? First of all, he may not even want to play. He may choose to skip the Olympics to spend time with his family (Lidström). And if he wants to play, the Swedish head coach has already said that he may still add someone to the roster even if they weren't invited to the camp.

NHL News

After spending $93 million in a week, Jets GM says owners ‘committed to building a winner’ | ProHockeyTalk
They have a solid team and should have a decent chance to continue to grow. My biggest problem with them is that they couldn't win their division last year.

The Wayne Gretzky Trade 25 years on: an oral history - The Hockey News

Great article by Adam Proteau. He interviews some of the key people involved in the trade and takes a look back at the trade of the century.

Minnesota Wild lost $30 million last season; lockout or Parise, Suter to blame? (Report) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Talk about overextending.

Sullivan ’99.9 percent’ sure he’s going to retire | ProHockeyTalk
Sullivan turned 39 a few weeks ago.

Steven Parker, parent of Sabres prospect Jonathan, was the 'ultimate hockey dad' -
Read. I demand you to.

Jones: I’ll respect whatever Preds decide, even sending me back to junior | ProHockeyTalk
Slot him in right next to Weber. He will transition nicely to the NHL.

Zach Bogosian signs 7-year, $36-million deal with Winnipeg Jets; paying for potential? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

I've always been a huge fan of Bogosian. He has the potential of being one of the best defenseman in the league but he could very well end up being nothing more than a solid top-4 guy. I am not too worried about the cap hit, it's decent for a player of his caliber. The problem is the term. If you give someone 7 years you obviously think that he will be a star.

Report: Edler to miss first two games of Olympics | ProHockeyTalk

Further discipline for his knee-on-knee hit on Eric Staal.

Let's Go Red Wings!