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Quick Hits: The “Answer Me These Questions Three” Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Three questions facing Detroit Red Wings featured Detroit yesterday in their 31 in 31 series.

After missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 25 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings face the challenge of their first rebuild since the 1980s. Because they are nearly $4 million over the $75 million NHL salary cap, according to, it won't be easy.

Here are three questions the Red Wings must answer:

To be honest, nothing you wouldn’t expect here. That’s not the writer’s fault, these are pretty clearly the top three questions we’ve been discussing for a while now.

Around the NHL

Jagr considering playing in Europe until NHL opportunity emerges -

Whether or not you think that Jagr should have an NHL job at this point, you can’t deny his humor.

But it appears the 45-year-old does have one alternative option on the table.

Jagr is reportedly considering returning to play in Europe due to the lack of interest from NHL clubs to this point, with Czech Republic team HC Kladno – for which he serves as owner – standing as his preferred option until a North American team comes calling.

“The most serious negotiations I have are with Kladno,” Jagr told’s Michael Langr on Wednesday. “Because Kladno has a smart owner who knows what he wants.”

Bonus Link

If you are interested in learning more about hockey analytics, our very own Prashanth Iyer (along with Mike Gallimore) has created a website called Metahockey that houses analytics articles both current and classic. It’s a perfect place to start if you are interested in learning more.

The publications link is where you will currently find most of the content. Articles are searchable, so if you want to read up on expected goals, for example, throw that in the search feature, and you will find 13 articles on that topic.

You can find the site here.