Quick Hits: Losing to the Islanders...again (and again)

Hockeytown, No Limits

I felt impotent and out of control which I really really hate (loss candy) " The Production Line - TP:60
Juuuuust a bit outside...loss candy for everyone.

Islanders steamroll past the Wings | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Steamrolled is a pretty good way to describe last night's events. I'd also go with embarrassing.

Pavel Datsyuk misses game, and Red Wings miss him | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
No Datsyuk, no problem.....except for when you play the big, bad Islanders.

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg struggles to explain difficulties on power play | MLive.com
Here let me explain it: you're trying to be two fancy and not getting enough traffic in front of the net and not enough pucks on net. Do that. Get dirty and out freaking work the other team when you have a man advantage. There ya go. Problem solved.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Islanders wrap-up and overnight report: let’s hope we don’t meet again
Malik with the complete wrap-up for anything you may have missed.

The Hockey News: Rory Boylen's Column: Boylen: Valtteri Filppula steps up on offense for Red Wings
Ignore last night. Filppula as arrived.

Quine’s quickness shines in Peterborough | Red Wings Central
The Red Wings third round pick from last year's draft is stepping up his scoring big time in the OHL. I must say, between Alan Quine, Tomas Jurco, Marek Tvrdon, and Xavier Ouellet on the blue line, the Wings had a real solid draft. Of course, we won't know for sure until a few years from now, but the potential is there. If two of those guys develop into to top players, it's s huge success.

Around the NHL

Mike Smith’s save of year candidate on Marian Gaborik OT penalty shot (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Legit save of the year.

Sometimes it’s really hard to support the Vancouver Canucks | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Ya don't say?

Down Goes Brown: Winners and losers at the NHL's midseason mark
A must read.

Shawn Thornton bests just about everyone | ProHockeyTalk
Everyone in Boston thinks that everyone else in the league loves them and hates the Canucks. Is this really how everyone feels? I get the sense that everyone just wants both teams to shut up. I briefly talked about this on the the podcast (download here!) and am curious what the feeling is among everyone else. Seems like both teams are pretty hated to me.

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