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Quick Hits: The Red Kelly Edition

Salute to Stanley Cup Legends

In Red Wings Land

Red Kelly was straw that stirred great 1950s Red Wings teams | The Detroit News

While the Leafs fretted about his durability, the Wings hoped the swift puck-handling defenseman with enough offensive skills to play forward, would help elevate their performance against the great Canadian powers.

He did. And, Friday, the Red Wings will retire his number, 4. It is the eighth number retired by the franchise in its 93 seasons.

In Kelly’s 13 seasons in Detroit, the Wings finished first eight times, won four Stanley Cups and played in the finals three other times.

The Red Wings are retiring Red Kelly’s #4 tonight prior to their game against the Maple Leafs. Gregg Krupa penned a nice article looking at why Kelly was so good for Detroit.

Around the League

Kendall Coyne Schofield wishes viral TV stint went ‘differently’ | ESPN

It seems like all of the hockey world wishes it went differently too. Kendall Coyne Schofield is an incredible hockey player with super impressive resume and it’s a shame Pierre McGuire acted the way he did.