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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

- Blogged Saturday about the NHL's clumsy attempt to discredit NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. I received a great deal of feedback, much more than I usually get, from people across the league feeling he "deserved" it because he has instructed the players to "demonize" NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

- Bettman hasn't exactly shown distinguished leadership, but there are a lot of people concerned about the toll this is taking on his health.

- Sounds like the Red Wings want either Nyquist or Swiss import Damien Brunner to aggressively grab that final (top 6) spot. Brunner and Zetterberg are lighting it up together in Switzerland, but scoring goals overseas is a much different proposition than scoring them in the NHL. They'll want to see who will want to go to the tougher areas and who'll be willing to shoot the puck. If neither impresses, Dan Cleary or Todd Bertuzzi probably go there. 

read on for 27 more Thoughts and some CBA talk too...

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henrymalredo's avatar

I’d really like to see Nyquist and Brunner given legitimate shots at the top two lines.  Nyquist is ready and I’m liking what I’m seeing from Brunner, though you never know what will translate, but the Wings could use some offensive firepower on the cheap.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 11/13/12 at 03:48 PM ET

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