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Quick Hits: Justin Abdelkader; Wayne Gretzky And The Red Wings

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Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings Q&A: Justin Abdelkader on Muskegon, MSU, scoring NCAA winning goal | MLive.com
Abdelkader said that he could see himself coaching once he is done playing hockey. He also said that Tomas Tatar, unsurprisingly, has a really good sense of humor.

Babcock hopes respite revitalizes Red Wings | The Detroit News
Sometimes all you need is a little bit of rest to get you back on track.

Red Wings' Johan Franzen has good days, bad days; teammates encouraged to see him around more | MLive.com
It is highly unlikely that Johan Franzen plays again this season. It is more important that he is healthy for the remainder of his career and his life than to rush to play now.

Gotta See It: Wayne Gretzky in a Red Wings jersey - Sportsnet.ca
Wayne Gretzky, the great Red Wing that never was. Could you imagine if we had Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, and Wayne Gretzky on the same team in the '90's?

NHL News

Report: Isles lose Leddy (upper body) for two weeks | ProHockeyTalk
Tough loss for the Islanders as we near the end of the regular season.

Alex Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 45th goal - SBNation.com
Ovechkin may not be the greatest two-way player in the NHL, but he is the league's unquestionable top scorer.

Here is an AHL fight as depicted by taxidermied squirrels (Photo) | Puck Daddy
This is beyond bizarre.

Ondrej Pavelec had some interesting things to say after allowing that center-ice goal | ProHockeyTalk
Pavelec did not seem too happy with himself after letting in a center-ice shot by Barret Jackman.

Craig's List - McDavid stands alone | TSN
According to Craig Button, there is no player who compares to Connor McDavid, not even Jack Eichel.

Martin Brodeur, Blues employee, is watching the Devils game while his team plays - SBNation.com
Do not worry, Brodeur will probably be working for the Devils next season.

Keith Yandle and Rangers are a perfect fit | USA Today
As much of a fit as the Rangers and Yandle may be, they did pay a hefty price for him. The Rangers success in the postseason over the course of the next few seasons will determine how good of a fit the two really are.

Shanahan taking a risk with Kadri punishment - Sportsnet.ca
It is good that the Leafs are showing that they do not want to tolerate any nonsense. But, you do not want to do that at the expense of having players avoid signing for your organization.

Blues hold top spot in the NHL Power Rankings | TSN

The Red Wings remained at #8 in TSN's latest power rankings.

Let's Go Red Wings!