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Quick Hits: The Second Half Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Here’s why Detroit Red Wings will retire Red Kelly’s jersey this week - Freep

When the Wings restart their season on Friday against Toronto, they’ll be doing so after the jersey retirement ceremony for Red Kelly’s #4. Ryan Ford writes up Kelly’s career for the uninitiated.

Around the League

6 bargain players who could provide value at NHL trade deadline - Sportsnet

Two Red Wings players on this list. Hooray!

2019 NHL All-Star Game: Bad music, new technology, boring play and other takeaways - CBS Sports

Pete Blackburn writes up the take from the All-Star weekend that even a softy like me agrees with. Even though my overall opinion is that the ASG is for kids and sponsors and if you’re a diehard fan who is neither of those things then it’s probably just as well the event kind of misses your wheelhouse, this year’s event didn’t seem too good for either of those things. Just kind of boring and the parts that weren’t boring were frustrating or downright bad.