Quick Hits: Thomas Vanek Traded To The Islanders

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Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings ‘spend too much time’ in own end of rink, Babcock says | Macomb Daily
Here's something that you've probably never thought about: Could all of this be as a result of Ericsson not being in the lineup?

Red Wings focus on reducing turnovers, making simple plays with the puck to tighten up defensively | MLive.com

Hmm...I wish we had a skilled forward in our organization that could spark our offense. Hmm...

Red Wings prospect news: Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Wolves; Walleye win home opener | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Why is McCollum playing so much all of a sudden.

Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom enjoying retirement, coaching son's team in Sweden | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

He still looks as if he could play 30+ minutes per night.

Red Wings careless with puck, allowing too many chances as winless skid reaches four (video) | MLive.com

Can't the Avalanche go on a losing streak soon? This is unfair. Come on NHL, you want parity, step in and do something!

Daniel Alfredson Talks About Taking on Ottawa for First Time Since Coming to Detroit " CBS Detroit

It must have been tough at first, but eventually you get numbed by all of the goals your team is letting in.

NHL News

Isles grab Vanek, Sabres get Moulson in blockbuster trade | ProHockeyTalk
In my mind, both teams win this situation. The Sabres got two solid picks along with a quality 2nd-liner for their star winger, while the Islanders didn't have to give up too much to give John Tavares a legitimate scorer to pass to.

Jakob Silfverberg injury: Ducks forward out 4 weeks with broken hand - SBNation.com

The young Swede will be missed. He is 4th in the Ducks organization this season in scoring with 7 points.

Why the NHL needs standardized suspensions | The Hockey News
I disagree. The NHL needs better standards for determining suspensions, but each case is so unique that standard suspensions wouldn't work.

Coyotes off to strong start but still room for improvement | TSN

Now that they actually have an owner they can focus on playing.

PHOTO: Jack Campbell's Dallas Stars mask depicts John F. Kennedy - CBSSports.com
Nice touch.

The Vent: People vs. Ryan Lambert Edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Everyone hates Lambert.

Maple Leafs' Bozak out for up to 10 days; no fracture for Lupul | TSN
Lupul is expected to be back with the Leafs on Tuesday.

Calgary unveils new third jersey | ProHockeyTalk

I actually like them. The font they chose is nice.

Martin Hanzal to face NHL discipline for Jeff Petry hit - SBNation.com
He hit Petry on Saturday.

Hockey Champions League Not Worthwhile for NHL | The Hockey Writers

It's an interesting proposition, but I don't see it panning out. Does an NHL owner want to risk his team losing to a *gasp* KHL team? I wouldn't mind it but you have to think that question will be going through many owners minds when this comes up for a vote.

NHL legend Bobby Orr's impact remains omnipresent after redefining the game on ice - Sunday Long Read
As good as Orr was, Lidström is, was, and always be the superior of the two.

Sabres GM says he didn’t see awful start coming | ProHockeyTalk
Was last season not a good hint?

Brandon Dubinsky ejected for high hit on Saku Koivu; suspension coming? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
2 games maybe? Wasn't too bad but judging from previous punishment from the NHL, you'd have to think that he gets a suspension for this.

Stalock makes 38 saves in first NHL start to lift the Sharks over the Senators - The Hockey News
Mrazek is better.

VIDEO: Girl gets taste of a game on Canadiens bench, literally - CBSSports.com

I triple dog dare you to do that to a light-post.

Stamkos, Filppula both score in SO to lift Lightning over Panthers - The Hockey News
I still think that Weiss will be an upgrade over Filppula, but now that we've played a couple of games, what do you guys think?

Report: Rinne says bacterial infection ‘very serious’ | ProHockeyTalk
You know something is bad when it is serious.

Radko Gudas attacks Panthers bench after near-fatal water bottle squirt attack (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
How dare you squirt water at me?

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