Quick Hits: "We're Not Very Good Right Now"

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According to Mike Babcock.

Red Wings News

No Offense? Don't Look For An Outside Solution - Octopus Thrower
I wish there was someone, somewhere, possibly with the first name Gustav, who could help out this pitiful Wings' offense.

Is It Time For The Detroit Red Wings To Make A Switch In Net? - Octopus Thrower

You go with your starting goaltender. As simple as that.

Ferraro’s time is now to push for spot | Red Wings Central

He's getting up there in the years (22 years old) and if he wants to ever play in the NHL, he needs to prove himself right now.

Eaves expected to make debut Wednesday | Windsor Star

Will Patty be the Wings savior or will he be just another peg in the wheel?

Red Wings looking to regroup in Western Canada, where they'll start with tough test in Vancouver | MLive.com

Alfie & Zetterberg vs. the Sedin twins. The battle of Sweden commences!

Detroit Red Wings, who are ‘not very good right now,’ get back to basics | Macomb Daily

We are not very good at all right now.

NHL News

The fallout of the Kessel and Seguin trades - Eyes On The Prize
Interesting take on the trades, but keep in mind, Hamilton is still really young, give him some time to develop.

Penguins D Scuderi out indefinitely with broken ankle | TSN
Yet another tough blow for Pittsburgh.

So Exactly How Bad Is the Metropolitan Division Right Now? - In Lou We Trust

Terrible. Completely atrocious. So bad that they make the Capitals look half-decent.

Flames D Giordano out 6-8 weeks with broken ankle | TSN
Giordano is their new captain.

Should we be Concerned about Dustin Brown's Production? - Jewels From The Crown

Same boat right now as Giroux. I wouldn't be too concerned right now, but if this continues for another 10 games then you have reason to be a little distressed.

Alexander Steen of St. Louis Blues remains humble despite torrid start - NHL.com - NHL Insider
He's one of the more underrated players in the league.

Rangers’ Hagelin to make regular season debut tonight | ProHockeyTalk
He missed the first couple of games after an offseason surgery.

Tyler Bozak is an awful top 6 center and here’s why - Pension Plan Puppets

Good job Toronto.

Report: Sam Gagner medically cleared, could make debut Tuesday - CBSSports.com
Will be welcomed back with open arms. The Oilers need him.

Pens’ Kobasew (lower body) out 3-4 weeks | ProHockeyTalk
Another injury blow for Pittsburgh.

Sabres pay part of Vanek’s contract, gave Islanders draft pick control in deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Maybe the Islanders won this trade with an even bigger margin than previously thought.

If the Sabres are going to trade Miller, they should do it ASAP | ProHockeyTalk
I agree. Look at Luongo and what happened there. Perfect example. Plus, now that Vanek is gone, they have already decided to throw in the towel this season so why keep Miller?

On Thomas Vanek, change, and the end of an era - Die By The Blade

With Miller probably gone soon as well, there will have been a lot of turnover in the Sabres organization if you look back to the Pominville trade.

Columbus Blue Jackets reassign forward Cody Bass to Springfield of American Hockey League - The Hockey News
'Lumbus news for you.

Kyle Turris breaks Khabibulin’s mask Video - NHL VideoCenter
You don't see that everyday.

Blackhawks to visit White House on Monday | ProHockeyTalk
Should have been the Red Wings...

Will the John Tortorella Way wear down Vancouver’s stars? - The Hockey News
Possibly. It's too early to tell though.

Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke: 2nd Toronto team won’t happen ‘any time soon’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Timmy, what do you mean by "soon"?

NHL power rankings: The West is best - SBNation.com

SBNation has the Wings ranked 15th. I'm OK with that, all things considered.

The Front Line: Thomas Vanek rises while Matt Moulson falls - Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis
Vanek beside Tavares is bound to turn out well.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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