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Quick Hits: Winter Classic Edition

Gregory Shamus

Red Wings News

Split Shifts | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Red Wings have called Glendening back up and sent down Jurco.

Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier vs. swirling snow of Winter Classic | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I am really happy, for Jimmy's sake more than my own, that he is starting. He has been struggling this season, but as a Red Wing, he deserves it.

2014 Winter Classic: Hockeytown relives Wings' glory days once more - CBSSports.com
So many great memories.

Babcock’s theory for home team’s poor record in Winter Classic? Parties | ProHockeyTalk
Let's not follow the trend today.

Busy Steve Yzerman glad he played in Alumni Showdown - Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings
I'm sure he can still play. Sign him up Kenny!

Conditions could affect Winter Classic on ice and in stands | TSN
There's a 100% chance of snow today.

Joe Kocur honors Bob Probert | FOX Sports on MSN
One of the best moments from yesterday.

Red Berenson’s always coaching, even while playing in alumni games | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
To be 74-years old and to be doing what he is doing is simply amazing.

13 fun things from the NHL Alumni Showdown - Sportsnet.ca
The quality of the ice from the alumni games should serve as an indication as to how the ice in Michigan Stadium will be.

Video: Highlights from the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown | ProHockeyTalk
In case you missed the games, here are some highlights for you.

NHL News

Shawn Thornton won't appeal 15 game ban to independent arbitrator - CBSSports.com
Thornton probably realized that he didn't have a legitimate shot at overturning his suspension and just decided to forgo the hassle of the appeals process.

Phaneuf’s new deal proves NHL GMs are constantly gambling | Post-to-Post

The Leafs are firmly committing to Phaneuf and Kessel to win them a cup.

Who’s leading the great Canadian goaltending race? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I'd put my bets on Luongo starting for Team Canada.

World Junior Championship: Oscar Dansk breaks out a victory dance - SBNation.com
Yeah! Heja Sverige!!!

Bobby Ryan in question for Team USA? - Sportsnet.ca
If you're Team USA, why would you leave out Ryan? He's actually a good player. Either way, Heja Sverige!!!

Ducks bounce right back with 11th win in 12 games | ProHockeyTalk
The Ducks are on a roll right now.

PHOTO: Martin Brodeur shows off chrome mask for Stadium Series - CBSSports.com
Marty's mask isn't too shabby.

Eric Staal goes crazy - SBNation.com
Staal is the complete opposite of Yzerman/Lidström/Zetterberg in terms of class and leadership.

Let's Go Red Wings & Happy New Year!

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