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In Red Wings Land

John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers 2018 - Sportsnet.ca
Shannon lists Chris Ilitch as #7 on his list of NHL power brokers:

With the passing of the great Mike Ilitch, his son, Chris, has assumed a larger role within the Red Wings organization. And while the on-ice product is still finding its way, the inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena can only be described as spectacular. Top of Ilitch’s to-do list has to be deciding whether or not to renew Ken Holland’s contract. If he chooses not to bring the GM back, Ilitch has to ensure any new hire has the passion and savvy Holland has shown since his first days on the job for the Wings in the 1980s. Returning the club to championship form, one befitting such a glorious new rink, has to keep Ilitch up at night.

Around the League

P.K. Subban’s ‘The Daily Show’ visit highlighted the NHL’s biggest philanthropist - SBNation.com
Did you know I'm a really big P.K. Subban fan and think he should be the face of the league as soon as the NHL gets their heads out of their asses about it? Well you do now!

Bonus

Last night’s game highlights from NHL.com

Bonus 2 (PAYWALL WARNING)

Red Wings deadline plans: NHL teams being told Detroit ready to deal – The Athletic
Nothing really Earth-shattering in here about the plans for movement, although it's nice to see AA considered among the untouchables. It's mostly about hearing an insider confirming the Wings have been told to open the store. Only Green and Mrazek are kind of must-do-deals prior to the deadline, but you've got to listen on everybody, even if it takes to the draft to get there.