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Quick Hits: Brett Hull Edition

  • A great little post game "nocap" — if there is a better term, please enlighten me — from The Scrappy Octopus which uses (and champions) JJ's CSSI to give Zac a +/- for the game.  He came in at a resounding -12, about 3 points higher than Ty Conklin. [The Scrappy Octopus]
  • The namesake of this Quick Hits, Brett Hull is a god.  He signed up for Twitter a few weeks ago and has apparently taken to trolling Sabres fans over his Cup winning goal in 1999 with hilarious photos and diagrams and tweets.  [Puck Daddy]
  • Two trades this past weekend.  First, the one that broke during the first period of our game with Washington which I heard got cancelled and was never played.  The Florida Panthers traded David Booth, Steve Reinprecht, and a 2013 third round pick to the Vancouver Canucks for former Wing Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm.  I think we can all agree that Dale Tallon is nuts, but let's also agree to laugh with Jefff that Samuelsson is going to rot in Florida now. [Nucks Misconduct - Litter Box Cats]
  • The second trade is minor in comparison.  The Phoenix Coyotes traded Petteri Nokelainen and Garrett Stafford to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2012 7th round pick and Brock Trotter.  Montreal gets some young talent they can develop, the Coyotes make some roster space.  Like I said, minor. [Five for Howling]
  • Kerry Fraser details how assists are awarded in his latest column for TSN.  Surprisingly enough, they are insanely lax on who gets them.  Not as much as the Celtic's Rajon Rondo, but still far from what I was hoping. [TSN]
  • In case you missed it, the Blue Jackets blew a 1 goal lead by allowing two goals with 31 seconds left Saturday night to remain winless through 8 games played.  The best part?  They did it to the Ottawa Senators.  [Puck Daddy]
  • Despite many, many, and even many more reports over the last week that there is a sect of GMs and owners who want to abolish fighting from hockey, NBC reports that there is "no desire" to do so. [NBC Sports]
  • The Lightning unleashed their Tesla Coil celebrations live for the first time and they look damn cool.  Celebrate a Lightning goal with lightning?  Awesome.  We should find a similar way to celebrate... or we can just continue throwing cephalopods onto the ice.  [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL signed a major broadcast deal late last week that was fairly underreported.  The deal will broadcast NHL games throughout Scandinavia.  That's right in the KHL's backyard, which makes me rethink their "let's work to improve relations" statements after last month's accident. [SB Nation]

Discussion of the Day: A huge glaring lack of Red Wings news for this morning; it would seem people are not too keen on writing much on a Sunday after a blowout loss.  That said, let's talk about the Wings, shall we?  The Wings play Columbus on Tuesday, the Sharks on Friday, and the Sharks again Wild on Saturday this week.  What are your expectations for these games?  Who do you think plays on the fourth line and will Conk's performance Saturday night against Washington affect Babcock's playtime strategy?