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Bert, Huds Out Against Avs

Todd Bertuzzi and Jiri Hudler both missed practice today, increasing speculation on if they will be in the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night. Both are "sick" and Fabian Brunnstrom has stayed with the team, basically carving out his spot in the game tomorrow.

I expect that Gustav Nyquist will be called up and given the chance he deserves to play second line minutes.

Having Bertuzzi and Hudler out is a blessing in disguise for the Red Wings. Both have been non-factors and have slowed the Wings down. Bertuzzi is obviously getting older and he's showing it. Hudler is probably never going to be like he used to circa 2009, b...

Can Nyquist Seize Opportunity?

After being called up to the Detroit Red Wings, forward Gustav Nyquist was clearly the happiest he's been in his life.

"It's a huge day for me. Something I've been dreaming about since I was a little kid,'' Nyquist said. "I'm super excited to get the opportunity. They've given me a chance, and now I've got to show them I want to be up here.''

And all Wings fans want is to see that drive and hunger out on the ice tonight against the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena.

When Nyquist signed last season, I thought this was a player who could potentially fill a top line role, and here we are, only nine games into his AHL career,...

White, Commodore Signed, Hudler Shopped

The Detroit Red Wings signed two defenceman in the past few days in Mike Commodore and Ian White. Commodore winged a one year, one million dolar contract and White has two years at $2.875 million a pop. 

Commodore will replace Ruslan Salei's spot in the rotation with Jakub Kindl. White is a welcomed addition as he has a right handed shot (like Rafalski) and is relatively young. 

I like the White signing, and while Commodore is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, he has a history with Mike Babcock, which I am sure will get resolved quickly.

Detroit also signed Jonathan Ericsson to a monster deal, which I don't even want to talk about because I'm ...