Quick Hits: Ericsson, Helm, and Bertuzzi Updates

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Red Wings News

Bertuzzi-Moore trial scheduled to begin next September | ProHockeyTalk
It's been over 10 years since the infamous incident occurred.

Ex-Sens captain Alfredsson adjusting to role with Red Wings | TSN
He's not only being a positive guy off the ice, this guy has been contributing quite a bit so far. At least compared to a certain Mr. Weiss.

VIDEO: Antti Niemi's shootout save baffles Todd Bertuzzi - CBSSports.com
Save of the year maybe?

Red Wings GM Holland surprised he had shot at Alfredsson | Ottawa Sun
Eugene Melnyk: "Ditto".

Helm suffers another setback; won’t play Saturday against Rangers | Red Wings Front

Haha...yet another setback.

Red Wings Return Ouellet to Grand Rapids " CBS Detroit

He played pretty good in his first ever Red Wings game.

Jonathan Ericsson names daughter after late friend Stefan Liv - CBSSports.com

Truly touching.

Red Wings evening news: Kronwall on McLeod suspension, injury stuff, Sens talk & learning from Homer | The Malik Report

Until Helm is healthy, we apparently don't have to make any moves.

NHL News

Fraser: Learning lessons from officials' missed calls | TSN
Officials will always botch calls, usually with no intent to do so. It's a part of the game.

Report: NHL, NHLPA divided on European games in 2014-15 | ProHockeyTalk
I wouldn't mind them heading back over there.

The value of the first goal - SBNation.com
Teams that score first with 2/3rds of the games.

Calgary Flames send centre Ben Street down to Abbotsford farm club - The Hockey News
When I read this headline on TSN I thought they were talking about an actual street, this makes way more sense.

Claude Giroux’s bold Flyers prediction: ‘We will make the playoffs’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Haha. Good one Claude.

Bobby Orr of Boston Bruins, Hall of Fame, promotes book Orr: My Story - NHL.com - NHL Insider
Not as awe-inspiring as Lidström though.

Habs’ Eller compares Oilers to ‘junior team’ | ProHockeyTalk

Shots fired.

NHL rumors: Maple Leafs have their eyes on Florida's Dmitry Kulikov - CBSSports.com
Liles plus some picks/prospects should do the trick.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic: The Best Defender You've Never Heard Of | The Hockey Writers
Ain't that the truth. Much like Ekman-Larsson, this guy is slowly developing into an all-star caliber defenseman in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche returning to relevancy with hot start - SBNation.com
Beginners luck. They'll crash and burn soon enough.

Maple Leafs look forward to David Clarkson’s return Friday | The Hockey News
I totally forgot that Wendel Clarkson existed.

Oilers’ Hall (knee) out 4 weeks | ProHockeyTalk

Injuries have been plentiful for Edmonton this season.

Rangers' Lundqvist reportedly day-to-day with "minor issue" | TSN
Just be healthy by the Olympics and I'll be happy.

Sidney Crosby goes 1-on-1 with Nathan MacKinnon - SBNation.com
Sidney Crosby remains the better of the two, at least for now.

2014 Olympics Tracker: Could rookie Seth Jones make Team USA? - CBSSports.com
No. He will lose out to Danny DeKeyser.

Sharks' Couture impresses vs. Red Wings with Team Canada brass watching - The Hockey News
On any other national team he would be a lock, but when you are Canada and you have Eric Staal centering the 4th-line, nothing is a lock.

Sharks acquire ‘tough, physical ingredient’ in Mike Brown | ProHockeyTalk

Maybe Edmonton needed to open up a roster spot for another enforcer who may or may not make $1.9 million per season?

Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators finally settle $4M contract bonus grievance | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
About time. Melnyk had to cave in eventually.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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