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Quick Hits on July 30

There always seems to be some sort of tiny piece of news to talk about this off-season regarding Detroit, but there has yet to be something really exciting to discuss yet. As a result, WIM has compiled a smattering of DRW-related news for your enjoyment.

Holland looks to fill roster, but who which forward will he sign?

Wings GM Ken Holland needs another forward | | The Detroit News
Offensive forwards such as Alex Tanguay, Petr Sykora, Todd Bertuzzi and Vaclav Prospal are still available.

Red Wings key in on players in search for forward -

What about Jason Williams?

Williams considering one-year offer from Detroit - Sporting News

KK: Jason Williams talks to AM 640 about Wings' offer - Snapshots

Jason Williams contemplating offer from Red Wings -

KuklasKorner: Jason Williams Talks

Detroit signs Andy Delmore for depth

Red Wings sign LaSalle's Delmore

Around the Rink – July 29 Edition " Official Blog for the Detroit Red Wings

Wings sign Delmore - Babcock's Death Stare

Veteran stars wait to be signed: There seems to be an unusually large number of former Red Wings waiting to sign with a team this summer including Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Jason Williams, Robert Lang, and Todd Bertuzzi.

NHL making free agents 'sweat' | Hockey | Sports | Ottawa Sun
Are NHL teams hogtied or high on the hog when it comes to free agents? While most of the big-name signings took place on July 1, the so-called second tier of free agents is having a hard time finding a home.

Shanahan eyeing 22nd season
Brendan Shanahan plans to play in the NHL next season, but his agent still isn’t sure where.

Hockey Misc.

Griffins make history as least-penalized AHL team - Top 10: American-born players
The Hockey News names Chris Chelios as the No. 1 American-born NHLer.

NHL Insider: Finland producing more than just great goalies tabs Valtteri Filppula as the ninth-best Finnish player in the NHL.

Sporting News' 50 greatest coaches of all time - Sporting News
Former Wings coach Scotty Bowman comes in at No. 7, the highest ranking for an NHL coach.

I'm Bored: Episode V - The Triple Deke

Offseason Malarkey and Tomfoolery: Pick Your All-Time Movie Hockey Team - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Who makes the cut?

The Best Goalies Since The Lockout - The Copper & Blue
A statistical look at every active NHL goaltender to play 20 games since the lockout, and also who has been the best at the position.

I'm Gonna Be SO Unemployed in 2011 - Second City Hockey
Thoughts on the banning of long-term contracts.

Hockey Business

Please no-please no: Ads on NHL jerseys and the last straw - Lighthouse Hockey
The occasional topic of ads on NHL jerseys could be the last straw for traditionalist fans who are ever-assaulted by the league.

Moving forever closer to advertising on NHL jerseys - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports

The NHL's new media evolution (Part I) - From The Rink
Kudos are in order for Brandon Worley, the Stars blogger here at SB Nation, for a great Q&A with a trio of respected NHL media in Mike Heika, Greg Wyshynski and Bob Sturm this week. All three work in different mediums — print, online and radio — and as such have different perspectives on how hockey coverage is being influenced by the web.

Discussing Journalism and New Media with Mike Heika, Bob Sturm and Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy - Defending Big D
Defending Big D sits down with Mike Heika, Bob Sturm and Greg Wyshynsk of Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy to discuss the changing landscape of sports journalism.

Discussing Journalism and New Media with Mike Heika, Bob Sturm and Greg Wyshynski - Part Two - Defending Big D
In Part Two we discuss the issue of team access, the credibility of blogs and the new ways journalists can reach out to readers.

The Future of Thrashers Coverage - Bird Watchers Anonymous
The Future of Thrashers Coverage: SB Nation, ESPN local and the future of local hockey coverage in Atlanta.

College Hockey - Wisconsin Badgers hockey: Culver's to sponsor Camp Randall Hockey Classic
Now that the Camp Randall Hockey Classic has a corporate sponsor, its next order of business seems obvious.

MGoBlue: Ice Hockey Alumni Set to Return for 2009 Summer Hockey Showcase