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Quick Hits: The Looking Ahead Edition

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Well, there’s not much to talk about. We’re all still dealing with the sadness of being eliminated from NHL Stanley Cup Playoff contention. It’ll take some time, but there’s a lot to love from the regular season that was. We’ll cover that in a later article. Let’s focus on something else, shall we? What was your favorite part of the season? Can be a player’s performance, a specific play or goal, or maybe something really stupid that happened around the league. Sound off in the comments!

Looking ahead to the NHL Draft

Detroit won’t have a shot at 1st overall and will likely pick near the middle of the pack. No glut of picks like in years past, just eight picks with two in the 7th round. Are there any prospects in this draft class you’ve got your eye on that could realistically be there for the Wings?

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Shai Buium signs ELC

The two-time NCAA National Champ will report to the Griffins on an amateur tryout.

Meanwhile, Grand Rapids is getting ready for playoff hockey:

If you have the chance to make it out to West Michigan and cheer on the Griffins in a playoff game, you should absolutely do it. Fun team to watch, great city to spend some time in as well. Take it from me since I live here!

Danielson poised to advance to next round in WHL Playoffs

Nate Danielson and the Portland Winterhawks are up three games to none over Everett, with the next contest slated for Friday.

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Granato fired as Sabres coach

Still pretty dire days in Buffalo after years of trying to rebuild into something relevant. At least Detroit was playing for something up until the very last minute.

Jack Edwards retiring after this season

I’ve always appreciated Edwards for what he is — an entertaining cheerleader for the Boston Bruins. Most hated him, but I enjoyed listening to his calls more often than not. I’ll never forget when he sang a Christmas carol during a fight:

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