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In Red Wings Land

Recent NHL head coach firings show why Red Wings are one step ahead - Yahoo

I’m not going to take a quote from this piece.  I’ll tell you it’s not from the Yahoo writer that I don’t link to (obviously), but I want to let the whole piece speak on its own.

Around the League

IIHF confirms China can have team in 2022 Olympic men’s hockey tournament - Sportsnet

China opens the tournament Feb. 10 against the United States before playing Germany on Feb. 12 and Canada the following day to wrap up round-robin action in Group A.

Getting out of that group is going to depend on which teams can drop triple digits on the Chinese team.