Due to scholastic endeavors, today's Quick Hits is going to be a bit shorter than usual.
Red Wings News
Pavel Datsyuk officially out for Red Wings opener; Andrej Nestrasil likely to make NHL debut | MLive.com
It will be interesting to see what happens when Datsyuk does return and the Wings have to open up a roster spot. Is Jurco sent back to Grand Rapids because he is waiver exempt (highly doubtful), or is Nestrasil waived? The latter will probably, and should, be the case. But, you never know.
As I said yesterday, I would not read into Babcock's comments too much. He has a boss who he has to listen to, and the same goes for Holland. They will have disagreements, but, that does not mean that Babcock's tenure in Detroit is coming to an end.
The Griffins are finalizing their roster as they prepare for their season.
Red Wings Fly Into New Season | PuckBuddys
I like the end: "Maybe Detroit will find their wings and fly".
If we can remain relatively healthy this season, and some of our young players can develop, I think we can make a push for the Eastern Conference Finals. This may seem really bold, but the East is fairly weak this season when compared to the Western Conference. Anything is possible.
3 things we learned from Boston's 2-1 win over Philadelphia - SBNation.com
The only thing that you need to know about the Bruins is that they are losing tonight.
Brandon Dubinsky to miss six weeks as Blue Jackets' injury woes continue | Puck Daddy
Another one bites the dust...
Mike Milbury says it’s time to ‘grow up’ and ban fighting (Video) | Puck Daddy
I used to be fervently against the banning of fighting. Right now, I do not have a major opinion on the matter. This is partially because I just re-read the Code of Hammurabi, which puts these things into perspective. Honestly, if the NHL chose to ban fighting, I would not complain (nor would I support the league in its action).
Pronger declines comment on report he’s top candidate for NHL disciplinary job | ProHockeyTalk
Oh, the irony. Chris Pronger may be getting a job with the NHL's disciplinary department.
Video: Kings celebrate 2013-14 Stanley Cup championship | ProHockeyTalk
I cannot wait until the Wings are doing this next season!
Let's Go Red Wings!