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Quick Hits: Teemu Pulkkinen Re-signs, Red Wings Might Try To Trade A Defenseman

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Red Wings News:

Detroit Red Wings Re-sign Teemu Pulkkinen to One-year Deal | Winging It In Motown

Red Wings sign Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year deal worth $735,000. Thought I wish it was a two-year contract, I think this is a very cost-friendly transaction for the Detroit club while Pulkkinen gets his first real shot in the NHL. What do we expect of him?

The Blue Jackets did it, so why don't all NHL teams do it? | Winging It In Motown

From yesterday, I wrote up a post asking why NHL teams don't provide more in depth coverage of the NHL Draft to give fans an interactive feel to what happens at the table.

What will Detroit Red Wings do with logjam on defense? | Detroit Free Press

The Red Wings have seven defensemen slotted in the starting lineup but want young players to compete for a job. Could they make a trade happen?

NHL News:

Free agent defenseman Cody Franson speaking with Boston Bruins, others | NHL.com

One of the few more illustrious free agent defensemen Cody Franson seems to be in talks with the Boston Bruins. Whichever way you want to look at it, this is not an upgrade from Dougie Hamilton.

Braden Holtby and Washington Capitals are far apart on arbitration figures: report | NHL.com

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is reportedly asking $8 million in arbitration. He's good, but he isn't THAT good.

Horrify friends, fool neighbors and traumatize small children with NHL Player masks | Lighthouse Hockey

Wow... I think I definitely need to buy that Pavel Datsyuk mask for Halloween. What do you think? No-brainer.