Quick Hits: Babcock Ready to Re-sign?

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Duff: Babcock to stay put | Windsor Star
I'm not going to hold my breath on this. Until there is a press release from the Red Wings sitting in my email inbox, I will be skeptical. I hope Duff is right though. Mike Babcock is an excellent coach. He does some maddening things sometimes (Hi Cleary!), but the results are loud and clear. Four more year of the death stare? Sign me up.

Krupa: Young quartet's strides have Red Wings flying
The kids are alright.

Red Wings frustrated by another shootout loss, but pleased with their effort and tenacity | MLive.com
Khan(!)'s recap.

MONSTERS BE GONE - Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins also fall in extra time last night.

Around the NHL

Could Sidney Crosby's career-worst goal slump cost him scoring title? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I think he'll be alright.

Report: Wild and Avs to get Stadium Series game next season | ProHockeyTalk
No thanks on Minnesota. I could get behind Wings/Avs at Coors Field though.

Do NHL teams still need a morning skate? - Sportsnet.ca
It's not like some select Diggers go to these anyway.

10 Facts About the 1995-96 St. Louis Blues - Grantland
This is from a few days ago, but it's an interesting read. Plus, Steve Yzerman Double OT fun!

Let's Go Red Wings.