Quick Hits: World Championships; Conference Finals

Red Wings News

Gordie Howe International Bridge will be name of new Detroit-Windsor crossing | MLive.com
Very good choice of name! If only the new Wings' arena would follow suit...

Next for Gordie Howe: Move to Toledo, possible Joe Louis Arena visit | Detroit Free Press
Howe will be undergoing a second stem cell treatment early this June.

Marek Zidlicky enjoyed his time with Red Wings but not sure what the future holds | MLive.com
I had such high hopes for Zidlicky after we acquired him, but he did not work out in the end.

Red Wings GM: Michgan's Dylan Larkin playing well at world championships | Detroit Free Press
To be playing against some of the best players in the world while still in college is huge for Larkin's development.

NHL News

USA, Canada advance to semifinals at 2015 IIHF World Championship | CBSSports.com
The United States will face Russia while the Canadians will play the Czechs.

Senators' Melnyk puts out call for liver donor | Sportsnet.ca
Hopefully Eugene Melnyk finds a donor quickly!

Now four: NHL Conference Finals Preview | TSN
TSN has put together a pretty comprehensive preview of the two Conference Finals.

Russia knocks off Sweden, will face U.S. Saturday in worlds semifinal | ProHockeyTalk
I was hoping for more from Sweden, but you cannot win them all.

LOOK: Penguins marvelously trolled in Discovery Channel tweet | CBSSports.com
Do you want some ice with that burn?

Has hockey found the next Cap Geek? (Puck Daddy Q&A) | Puck Daddy
I have not really tested General Fanager yet, but what are your opinions on the website?

Alex Ovechkin is the most underachieving MVP in NHL history | For The Win
In terms of postseason success, I agree with this statement. But even if Ovechkin would never win a Cup, his regular season play speaks for itself. He may be an underachiever, but he will still go down in history as one of the greatest goalscorers to ever play the game.

Talented barber, Rangers fan shaves faces of Kreider, Zuccarello into people’s heads | The Hockey News
Do not do this. I repeat, do not shave faces into your hair.

NHL Expert Picks: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals prediction | CBSSports.com
Adam Gretz and Chris Peters both picked the Rangers and Blackhawks to win their respective series.

‘I want to be close to home,’ says Preds forward, Minnesota native and pending UFA Cullen | ProHockeyTalk
The soon-to-be-newest member of the Minnesota Wild is Mr. Matt Cullen!

Game intelligence can be learned | EurekAlert! Science News
Very interesting article that uses Nicklas Lidström's play to show that game theory can be applied to sports.

Let's Go Red Wings!