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Quick Hits: Rivalry Revisited

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Greetings from Denver! Today's edition of Quick Hits has one main goal in mind: relive the glory days and pump you up for tonight's Alumni Game and tomorrow's Stadium Series matchup.

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Red Wings News

Denver Stadium Series fan meet-up! Friday night at Wynkoop! | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Are you going to be in Denver this weekend? We'd love to meet you.

Red Wings old-timers taking it outside against the Av | Detroit News
A great oral history on the origins of the rivalry from my guy, Greg Krupa.

Once again, The Captain will wear red | Detroit Free Press
Stevie Y had a lot of fun at the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown two years ago. He wasn't about to let the close proximity to the trade deadline keep him out of this year's event.

Red Wings-Avalanche alumni game expected to be competitive, not chippy, despite 'screwball' | MLive.com
Spoiler: the screwball is Claude Lemieux

NHL Stadium Series: Temperatures to challenge records ahead of Red Wings, Avalanche matchup | Accuweather
It's going to be really nice in Denver this weekend, you guys!

Red Wings ready for ‘awesome’ game outdoors with Avs
Despite the saturated schedule of games, NHL players still love playing outside.

Red Wings young players eagerly anticipating first NHL outdoor game experience | MLive.com
Not everyone was around for the outdoor game two years ago. Except Dylan Larkin. He was in the stands.

Former Detroit Red Wings coach Dave Lewis joins Saginaw Spirit staff | MLive.com
And finally, one piece of actual Red Wings-related news.

Around the NHL

2016 Stadium Series: A Beginner's Guide to Coors Field | Mile High Hockey
This is invaluable if you are going to be in Denver this weekend.

NHL - In Andrew Ladd deal, Chicago Blackhawks pull off another big deadline move | ESPN
They're going for it again. Can you blame them?

Get to know NHL's top rookies for 2015-16 | USA Today
Perhaps you've heard of at least one of these guys?

Key non-rental players to watch at NHL trade deadline | SI.com

An interesting look at some non-rental players.

Report: Ilya Kovalchuk threatens KHL with NHL return | Sportsnet.ca
Kyle: Datsyuk to Kovalchuk, "You come to Red Wing for cheap and win Cup."

NHL Trade Deadline: Bruins Offered Loui Eriksson Contract Extension | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
In related news, I recently sent a loud, wet fart Boston's way.

Hopefully we'll see you tonight and LET'S GO RED WINGS!