Red Wings Link Checks: 20/03/12

What a brutal week for the Detroit Red Wings. They went 0-4-1, getting one point out of a possible ten and losing every game on their West coast road trip. The injuries are piling up and the Wings are in free fall to 5th place in the West. here's some of the stories that caught our attention and most are not happy ones.

FROM TCL

Rachel Bellono recaps last night's 5-3 loss to Washington

Darren Helm is out 4-6 weeks, reports A.K Bennett

Kyle Busch recaps the CCHA championship at the Joe Louis Arena, and insists injuries are not an excuse for the Red Wings

Havlat returns, and Eric Huffman explains his two goals in an OT loss to San Jose

Paul Kendall explores the Grand Rapids Griffins' shots and goals, and Busch reports that the Griffs might get another stud defenceman (also why Commodore was traded)

Robert D'Aurelio wonders how the propsed rule changes would affect the Red Wings

Busch tells the tale about how no one showed up against the Kings

MEDIA

Pavel Datsyuk scores on a snipe from a ridiculous angle

Detroit leaves Alex Ovechkin wide open in the slot. Guess what happens?

AROUND THE WEB

2010 1st round pick Riley Sheahan signed a tryout contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins and will forgo his senior year at Notre Dame to sign with Detroit next season

On to goalie's number three and four; Ty Conklin was placed on re-entry waivers and Jordan Pearce might start in New York

Here's some fine excuses about injuries

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