Quick Hits: The End of A2Y; Datsyuk Still Out

Yzerman is not happy either. - Bruce Bennett

Red Wings News

IwoCPO…Departing | Abel to Yzerman - Kukla's Korner
This is a sad, sad day for the Red Wings blogosphere.

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg skated more over the summer, scoring more during the season | MLive.com

Zetterberg has figured out the secret to scoring more...please relay this information over to Johan Franzen and Stephen Weiss.

The Blue Line Patrol: Goal Analysis: Gustav Nyquist's NHL Return - Part 1

A whole bunch of awesome right here.

Pavel Datsyuk's return to Wings lineup still uncertain | The Detroit News

I'd rather have Datsyuk miss 5 games as a precautionary measure, than to potentially lose him for 20+ games as a result of a legitimate concussion.

Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar big helpers as Detroit Red Wings make do without Pavel Datsyuk | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

I still can't stop thinking about how amazing that Tatar goal against the Bruins was.

NHL News

Report: ‘Tension’ between Jets and Evander Kane | ProHockeyTalk
I know that the Wings currently don't have room for anyone, let alone Evander Kane, but if we did, I would love to have Kane of this team. He has the potential to become one of the best players in the league, if he can just put his mind to it.

Finland could surprise in 2014 Sochi Olympics thanks to strong goaltending - 2014 Olympics
The Finns have incredible goaltenders, and a semi-great forwards corps to go along with it. The only question mark on their team is defense, where the top-pairing is predicted to be Sami Salo and Kimmo Timonen...Not exactly elite defenseman.

Did The 2005 NHL Lockout Help Make The 2003 Draft Class Great? | The Hockey Writers
Maybe. But that draft may just have been stacked.

Vaive wants name off of NHL concussion suit - Sportsnet.ca
He's regretting his decision I see.

Video: Tortorella gives Hansen an earful (and, a few pokes) following MacArthur goal | ProHockeyTalk
Torts wasn't happy.

Fantasy Hockey: Why Evgeni Malkin is a stud, Patrice Bergeron is a dud | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Henrik Zetterberg is one of their "studs".

City, Markham arena group to hold news conference Saturday | TSN
What are they going to announce now?

Hockey Canada 2014: 5 players to watch before the Sochi games - SBNation.com
When I was reading this I realized how few Canadians the Wings have. Bertuzzi, Cleary, Helm, Weiss, Quincey, and Smith are the only Canadians on the current roster.

Will Cory Schneider Re-Sign with the Devils? | The Hockey Writers

I have a hard time seeing them not re-signing him. After all, they acquired him to be the goaltender of the future.

Panthers will keep playing Team USA candidate Thomas ‘a lot’ | ProHockeyTalk
#JimmyForSochi

Five reasons why Kings-Sharks is the best NHL rivalry today | Post-to-Post
I wouldn't say that it's the best rivalry, but it's certainly top-3.

What We’re Thankful for in Hockey 2013: Puck Daddy Edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Dmitry Chesnokov is thankful for Pavel Datsyuk. Hey Dmitry, I am too.

Cornell goalie goal: Mitch Gillam scores in NCAA debut - SBNation.com

He has as many goals as Daniel Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson. Just saying.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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