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Quick Hits: The In With The Old, Out With The New Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings running out of time to show their dads they can win | Freep

Coach Jeff Blashill said defenseman Trevor Daley (foot) is expected to be available against the Predators. If so, it might cost rookie Dennis Cholowski a spot in the lineup, as he had a rough outing at Chicago. Forward Tyler Bertuzzi (head/neck) practiced for the first time since getting hurt Jan. 22 at Edmonton, but he isn’t expected back before the weekend.

I don’t like the idea of Cholowski not playing. I’d rather the Red Wings sit literally any other defenseman. I do like the idea that Bertuzzi might be ready this weekend. It would be nice to have him back for the game against the Flyers on Saturday.

Around the League

Rivalry Series continues important month for women’s hockey |

The first game is sold out at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET.). The second game will be played at Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Thursday (7 p.m. ET.). The final game is at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, on Sunday (noon ET), as part of the celebration of Hockey Weekend Across America. All games will be broadcast on NHL Network in the United States and TSN and RDS in Canada.

Not one, not two, but three U.S.A. versus Canada games? Looks like a great week of hockey for us.