Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 3/20/13
"Nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide, Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide, It's not love I'm running from, It's the heartbreak I know will come, 'Cause I know you're no good to me, But you've become a part of me, Everywhere I go, you're face I see, Every step I take you take with me," are the lyrics to the Motown classic Nowhere to Run by Martha Reeves & the Vendellas.  I think this song sort of typifies this shortened season.  Even though we're a little past the halfway point it really is quite the chase as just 4 points separates 3rd from 9th place in the Western Conference.  Detroit is a point behind the Wild and sitting in 7th.  The Red Wings are not used to having to claw and scratch their way into the Conference's top 8, but retirements and free agency have taken their toll and wins do not come as easy in the faux 'Hockeytown.'   Combine its own player exodus which included the retirements of future Hall of Famer Niklas Lidstrom and crease monster Tomas Holmst...
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