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Quick Hits: The Russian Five Edition

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In Red Wings Land

PHT Time Machine: When the Red Wings’ Russian Five wasn’t celebrated | NBCSports.com

Today the Russian Five is remembered as one of the most exciting units the NHL has ever seen and a key component to a dynasty. But it had to overcome a lot of questions and criticism to make people believers at the time.

This is a pretty cool look back at the Russian Five. They were so, so, so good back in their day and were amazing to watch when I was a kid. Easily part of the reason I fell in love with the Red Wings and the game of hockey. This is definitely worth a read (especially if you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days)

Around the League

ASK ME ANYTHING: WHICH TRADE WOULD SHAKE UP THE NHL SEASON? | The Hockey News

Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) asks…

Obviously the discourse around “tanking” for picks has changed drastically over the past few years, but at what point are the Red Wings doing themselves a disservice by being this bad? Basically, just how bad are the Wings?

The Wings are pretty bad and they’re not trying to tank and they’re not doing a disservice to themselves. Management and the players are trying to win games. They’re just not good enough on most nights to do so and they could really, really, really use Jack Hughes.