Nov 11, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; A detailed shot of fans names on a banner that will be going to troops in Afghanistan before the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers at the Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Ok now back to the links. The postgame coaches are out and placing blame for the Wings game 1 loss.  Here are the hot links you need to read.

Detroit Tigers 2 Minnesota Twins 6 - The Twins have always been a pain in the paw for the Tigers.  Today they avoided the sweep with some offensive production of their own and snapped the Tigers 5 game win streak.


Detroit Tigers

Phil Coke hits DL via Motor City Bengals  

Earlier today the Detroit Tigers announced that left-handed pitcher Phil Coke has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. For whatever reason, the Tigers have felt compelled to specify that it’s the left groin.


Detroit Red Wings

Expect Changes For Game 2 via Octopus Thrower

After last night’s subpar performance in Anaheim Mike Babcock summed up my sentiments exactly when he stated that Detroit “looked exactly like we did tonight in the first 20 or 25 games of the season.”  Unfortunately, the April 30thRed Wings looked eerily similar to the January 30th Red Wings… not a good sign.

No Panic In The Red Wings Dressing Room via MLive

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t panic when they were outside of the NHL playoff race looking in entering the final week of the regular season. So don’t expect them to do it now after dropping Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks, who won 3-1 Tuesday night at the Honda Center. The Red Wings finished the regular as the NHL’s hottest team by winning their final four games to move from ninth place to seventh in the Western Conference, earning a sixth playoff matchup with the Ducks while avoiding a first-round date with regular-season champion Chicago.

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