Quick Hits: Is Dylan Larkin key to a Red Wings playoff run?

More Playoffs, More Fun :)

St. James: Wings' teenage rookie Larkin a big reason for playoff berth | Detroit Free Press
1-2-3 let's have fun.

Red Wings vs. Lightning - Detroit's Breakouts vs. Tampa Bay's Forecheck | Winging It In Motown
Prashanth takes a look at how the Red Wings' defensive zone breakouts matchup against the Lightning's forechecking system. This is part one of a four part playoff preview.

Lightning seem optimistic about Tyler Johnson, who is day-to-day | ProHockeyTalk
I hope he's okay because that was a stupid, unnecessary hit he took. I also hope he doesn't play. Wings need all the help they can get.

Lightning, battling injuries, are good match for Wings | The Detroit News
The classic #6 vs #8 Stanley Cup playoff matchup.

Red Wings Demote Anthony Mantha to Grand Rapids | Winging It In Motown
Graham nailed it: "...a move that both makes sense and is incredibly infuriating."

Less Datsyuk, Less Fun :(

Processing Pavel Datsyuk Leaving | Winging It In Motown
I know there are rumblings that he might still stay, but it's over folks. Datsyuk is leaving. We'll miss him.

Custance: The convincing of Pavel Datsyuk to stay ain’t over | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Datsyuk wants to do whatever he can to help with the cap charge? Cool. Trade him to Arizona.

Wings' issues don't end with Datsyuk | The Detroit News
John Niyo bringing it again. Particularly enjoyed this part about head coach Jeff Blashill: "Maybe so, but the group he has — or at least the one he chooses to deploy — certainly doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence right now..."

Let's Go Red Wings.

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