(Author's note: Apologies for lack of Quick Hits on Friday.)
Detroit Red Wings News
Game Recap: Red Wings beat Kings in heavily physical game 3-2 - Winging It In Motown
Two games. Two wins. Too nice.
Brad Richards to return on Friday; Athanasiou goes back to Grand Rapids | Detroit Sports Nation
We got Brad Richards back for the weekend. Unfortunately, it meant that Andreas Athanasiou was sent back to Grand Rapids. We'll be seeing the kid again very soon.
Red Wings to hold Host of Hockeytown " The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Actually, the Toast of Hockeytown. Tickets went on sale for the Jan. 18 event.
Alexey Marchenko's strong defensive instincts have earned Detroit Red Wings' trust | MLive.com
Alexey Marchenko is going to stay, even when Kyle Quincey returns in however long it takes him to heal.
Red Wings will wear 'modern D' on Stadium Series uniforms - WXYZ.com
We're finally getting a look sometime today at the uniforms the Red Wings will wear outdoors in February.
Dynamic Larkin shows no signs of slowing down | The Detroit News
This is the little break he needs to recover from some scary-looking potentially-injurious situations that happened this weekend.
Jeff Blashill on "The Huge Show" | Detroit Sports Nation
Transcript of an interview with Jeff Blashill on 107.3 WBBL. It includes a link to the audio.
Bruins claim Landon Ferraro on waivers - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Red Wings waived Landon Ferraro over the weekend, and he was claimed yesterday by the Boston Bruins.
Around the NHL
NHL to implement bye weeks for teams during 2016-17 season | ESPN
I don't mind the idea, but I hate the execution. This is just going to mean more back-to-backs, which ruins the whole point of having the bye week anyway. And even then, the NHL is still going to find some way to give the Red Wings a six-day break in October before playing three games in four nights.
Widening Nets Won't Solve NHL's Entertainment Problem - Pension Plan Puppets
Hockey's problems are more systemic, and more goals won't solve them.
Game Recap: Zombie Blues Drop Another To Detroit - St. Louis Game Time
Views from the enemy. Jewels from the Crown has their take on Friday's win.
Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police - Article - TSN
This isn't good at all.
Brendan Gallagher out indefinitely with two hand fractures - Eyes On The Prize
I forget if they've already gotten Carey Price back.
Scotty Bowman: Stanley Cup winner and hockey encyclopedia | The Hockey News
Bit of a shame this wasn't a longer piece, but it's fun to read about Scotty Bowman telling stories. Would be even better to listen.
Travis Hamonic Trade Watch: Three-team deal likely? Snow will smite the leaker - Lighthouse Hockey
How often do three-team trades happen again?
New collar technology aims to curb concussions - Article - TSN
I'm not an expert by any stretch, but this idea sounds pretty farfetched.
Alex Ovechkin breaks NHL record for most career goals by a Russian (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
How Does Darryl Sutter Use Young Players? (AKA "Free Jordan Weal, pt. 1") - Jewels From The Crown
"Why is one of the brightest hockey minds so incredibly frustrating with how he treats upcoming players trying to break into the NHL? Is there a strategy or is just an 'earn it' thing?"