Quick Hits: August 5th Edition

Dave Sandford

Red Wings News

Breaking Down The Offseason: Where It Leaves The Wings In The Stanley Cup Picture - Octopus Thrower
It leaves them as a contender.

Caputo: 3 Former Detroit Athletes Whose Numbers Should Be Retired " CBS Detroit
Interesting, they have Osgood on here. I've haven't heard much about retiring his number.

Octopus Thrower Hangout: Episode Eight - Octopus Thrower

Talking about hockey.

Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen stands to benefit from offseason acquisitions | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Assuming that Babs puts Abby on the top line, the second line of Mule - Weiss - Alfie could be very good.

Nicklas Lidström: "Det är en fantastisk ära" | Expressen

"It's a fantastic honor" - Lidström

Red Wings looking for Jonas Gustavsson to be reliable reliever in net | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

He really didn't get an opportunity to prove himself last season.

NHL News

Anyone seen Chad LaRose? Let Carolina know | ProHockeyTalk
Interesting. Does he just not want to play anymore?

Buffalo Sabres, National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

I have a hard time not making Ryan Miller the Sabres best American.

TSN kicks off TRADE AT 25 Monday with 'Gretzky's Children' | TSN
For you Canadians, "Tune in to Monday's edition of SportsCentre for "Gretzky's Children," a special look at the effect the trade had on hockey in the sun belt.".

Mike Babcock: The Best Coach in the NHL | The Hockey Writers
Not just best in the NHL but in the whole world.

Agent: Ryan Whitney still looking for right fit | ProHockeyTalk
As the season nears you have to stop caring about "fits" and just sign with a team.

New core seeks new identity for Sharks - The Hockey News
The funny thing is that all of their players are equally ugly. Especially Couture.

Report: Lundqvist, Callahan, and Girardi still waiting to talk extensions | ProHockeyTalk
I doubt that Callahan would leave the team but I could definitely see both Girardi and Lundqvist leaving the Rangers. Both would earn a decent amount of money on the open market. And when I say decent, I mean a $9 million AAV for Lundqvist.

Torey Krug: One Hit Wonder? | The Hockey Writers
i wouldn't say that he is a one hit wonder but I do think that he played a lot better than what he is actually capable of.

Blues GM says ‘nothing to report’ on Pietrangelo contract talks | ProHockeyTalk
He, like all other RFA's, will get signed. It's just a matter of time.

F Kyle Clifford re-signs with Los Angeles Kings, agreeing to 2-year deal - The Hockey News

The deal is worth a total of $2.15 million over the next two years.

Calgary Flames, National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I think Housley would be the Flames best American but that's just my opinion.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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