Quick Hits: Hall of Fame Edition

A great honor for our second favorite Howe. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hockeytown, No Limits

Mark Howe steps out of Gordie's shadow, into Hockey Hall of Fame | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
It's great to see Mark Howe being recognized for his accomplishments and enjoying the spotlight as he prepares to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Detroit Red Wings - NHL | Wings announcer Mickey Redmond humbled by Hall honor | The Detroit News
Mark Howe isn't the only one with Red Wings' ties headed to the Hall. Our very own Mickey Redmond will be honored as well. He's going to receive the Foster Hall Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Bingo bango, Mick.

White out 1-2 Weeks, Smith Recalled, Bertuzzi placed on STIR " The Production Line - TP:60
I would just like to personally thank Ian White for preventing a goal with his face. It sucks that he will be out 1-2 weeks, but I'll be going to the game on the 23rd when I'm home from Boston and there is a smal chance I could possibly see Brendan Smith in the lineup. Will it happen? Probably not, but hey, a kid can dream, can't he?

Are the Red Wings the West’s hottest team again? | ProHockeyTalk
Yes, but the author thinks one of the league's best road teams of the last few years is going to struggle on the upcoming road trip (s/t JJ).

Red Wings reaping benefits of Valtteri Filppula's aggressive play on the wing | MLive.com
Filppula spent much of last season centering the third line. This year, he's been on a top-two line most of the time. (s/t JJ).

Mursak keeps improving | Red Wings Front
Come Christmas time, the Sak will be back. Colouring book fan Cory Emmerton or Fabian Brunnstrom will have to be sent down to Grand Rapids in order for this to happen. A smart bet would be Bruno.  Look forward to having the speed of Mursak in the lineup once again.


Around the NHL

Video: Dane Byers gets nutty after AHL fight with Micheal Haley - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
This is what the Columbus Blue Jackets have to look forward too. They've got some good character guys in that system, eh?

Ovechkin could learn from Michael Jordan’s evolution | ProHockeyTalk
Apparently, Ovechkin needs to learn how to shoot three-pointers. I don't know if I read this article closely enough (s/t JJ).

The Top-10 Spin-o-ramas of All-Time | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Todd Bertuzzi's favorite video of all-time.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are not the worst team in the league - Arctic Ice Hockey
Oh yes they are (s/t JJ).

Saturday afternoon gaming: Wayne Gretzky Hockey ’98 | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
I used to spend hours playing Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey '98. Add that to Golden Eye in my N64 lineup and my childhood videogaming was complete.

Behind the Scenes: NHL All-Star Ballots - Nucks Misconduct
Read Columbus'... pure gold (s/t JJ).

Watch an incredible hockey wedding, including matrimonial faceoff - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
A wedding on ice. This is a pretty cool way to get married. Stick tap to Josh for the link.

Report: NHLPA suspects Nashville Predators under-reported revenue - On the Forecheck
It's a link to a post about a link, but I'd rather have a fat girl slap my balls than link to Larry Brooks (s/t JJ)

After Lucic hit, Ryan Miller out indefinitely with concussion - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Lucic has a hearing with Brendan Shanahan today at 1p ET. (Humblebrag alert: the NESN score bar in the video...I operate that from the Garden for every Bruins home game)


DISCUSSION: Do you believe Lucic should be suspended for hitting Miller?  Rule 69.4 says the goalie is not fair game if he ventures out of the crease, but incidental contact is permitted if the player attempts to avoid the goalie.  Personally, I'm not sure it's suspension worthy.  Maybe a game or two if Shanny wants to send a message that he wants to protect goalies.  However, I'm positive that Lucic didn't attempt to avoid Miller.  I believe he knew what he was doing the whole time.  He knew no one on Buffalo was going to go after him and he knew that if someone did that an all out brawl of a game would play right into the Bruins style and favor them.  

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