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Quick Hits: Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill for Jack Adams Award

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For Monday, December 7, 2015

The face of an every-dayer.
The face of an every-dayer.
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(Author's note: Apologies for a bit of an unannounced hiatus. We now bring you to your regularly scheduled Quick Hits.)

Detroit Red Wings News

Allen: Red Wings' Jeff Blashill is early leader for Jack Adams | USA Today Sports
Boy, would l love to see people's heads explode if this actually happens.

RECAP: Red Wings beat Predators in Overtime 5-4 - Winging It In Motown
Shea Weber scored a hat trick. The Detroit Red Wings scored two points.

Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan becoming 'top-tier line' | MLive.com
They better be!

Wings credit ‘character’ for comeback, 10-game surge | The Detroit News
You know what, as long as they keep winning games, I don't care if they attribute their winning to the penny they found in the gutter. Just win, baby.

Teemu Pulkkinen, Drew Miller Out "A While" No Call-ups Expected - Winging It In Motown
You guys are a little late with these injuries considering Landon Ferraro's already been claimed off waivers.

'Roughly Translated': Nicklas Lidstrom's Swedish biography | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
The Perfect Biography. Also, that injury wasn't very secret or hidden from anyone.

Red Wings raise money for The Salvation Army with bell ringing competition | Sports - Home
Initiative raised almost $14,000 in two hours.

Around the NHL

Detroit Red Wings 5, Nashville Predators 4 (OT): Weber's Hat-Trick Not Enough - On the Forecheck
View from the enemy.

Boston Pride, Montreal Les Canadiennes to play at Winter Classic (Report) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The calm before the storm. (See next link.)

Women's national team kept out of Winter Classic game (or USA Hockey's ridiculous decision) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This seems stupendously short-sighted. I understand the potential logistical nightmares it could cause, but PR people are paid to tell USA Hockey this is a bad look, and logistics people are paid to make it work and make it inexpensive to pull off.

Brandon Prust is Mocking the NHL's Player Safety Practices - Winging It In Motown
Abolish the Department of Player Safety.

Why Buffalo is USA’s new Hockeytown | SI.com
Uhhh, maybe they should try winning some Stanley Cups first.

Is Washington Taking a Page From Soviet Hockey? | Along the Boards
"Because of an immense emphasis on passing, the burden fell on the players without the puck to get open." Hey, this sounds like a concept we could use for the power play!

50 Years Ago in Hockey: Wings Soar Past Leafs | The Hockey Writers
The last section on Lou Angotti being mad at New York Rangers brass is hilarious.

Tampa's Ben Bishop takes stick through his mask (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Tomas Hertl should have been suspended. Players must be in control of their hockey sticks at all times.

Analytics: How NHL team’s system affects a player’s performance - NHL - SI.com
"Under Carlyle’s system (which seemed intent on funneling all of the play toward the Leafs’ goal), van Riemsdyk’s numbers were almost impossibly bad." Quoted here just for that parenthetical.

Patrick Kane breaks Bobby Hull's franchise point-streak record - Second City Hockey
And yet they're only in a Wild Card spot.