Quick Hits: Trotz, Nyquist, & Giguere Updates

Leon Halip

Red Wings News

Don’t wait to jump on Anthony Mantha bandwagon; Red Wings’ prospect protocol is gone | The Detroit Hustle
Anthony Mantha may be one of the best prospects that the Wings have ever had. He is so incredibly intriguing, for a variety of reasons. Whether he is up with the Wings next season or not, I cannot wait until he dawns the Winged Wheel full-time.

By The Numbers: Johan Franzen - Detroit Red Wings

Taking a look at some of the Mule's stats.

Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist vs. Flames' Reto Berra in Play of Year quarterfinals (video) | MLive.com

Tomas Tatar is already in the play of the year semifinals.

NHL News

Capitals hire Barry Trotz as head coach, promote Brian MacLellan to GM | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
While the hire of Trotz was expected, I still disagree with it. As for MacLellan, he's an unproven commodity, but that is not always a bad thing. Needless to say, these next few months will be interesting ones for the Caps.

Report: Avs’ Giguere set to retire | ProHockeyTalk
J.S. Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy with Anaheim in 2003.

Canadiens look to Boston comeback for hope - Sportsnet.ca
Nothing's over until the fat lady sings, as they say. I do not expect the Canadiens to comeback though. Defeating a team with a goaltender like Lundqvist is not the easiest of tasks.

Should a team roll the dice on Dubnyk? | ProHockeyTalk
Whether Dubnyk can get a spot as a starting goaltender next season is a tough, doubtful question. He's one of the most average goaltenders in the league, which in this case is not a good thing.

Ryan McDonagh trade is best in Rangers history | USA Today
Remember Scott Gomez? He is who McDonagh was traded for.

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Martin St. Louis scores game-winning goal in Game 4 - SBNation.com
The Callahan for St. Louis trade is finally beginning to pay huge dividends for the Rangers.

Eakins: There's no bad blood with Yakupov - Sportsnet.ca
That is what he wants you to think.

Yzerman thinks BriseBois will have ‘long and outstanding career’ as NHL GM | ProHockeyTalk
He is Yzerman's assistant in Tampa Bay.

In times of trouble Rangers trust in strong PK, Lundqvist | TSN
When I find myself in times of trouble, Henrik Lundqvist comes to me, speaking some Swedish "stoppa pucken".

With Trotz gone, here’s the NHL’s coaching vacancy landscape | ProHockeyTalk
The Canucks, Panthers, and Hurricanes still all have openings. Holding out for Babcock I presume?

Let's Go Red Wings!

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