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Quick Hits: The Excitement Edition

Detroit Red Wings Introduce New General Manager Steve Yzerman

In Red Wings Land

Yzerman’s longtime friend excited to see him back in Detroit | DetroitRedWings.com

“Obviously I’m thrilled for Steve to be back here,” Pang said. “Steve’s just a special guy. He does things the right way, he’s an honorable friend, he’s loyal. I went up there to his offices to see him and spent a half a day. I saw him in the Red Wings golf shirt and I just looked at him and I said, ‘Boy, does that look good.’ And it does look good. He’s a special guy and I’m lucky to have him as a friend for a long time.”

We’re excited too, Darren, and, boy, do we agree, Steve Yzerman does look good being back in Red Wings’ gear.

Red Wings could consider options if Justin Abdelkader struggles again | MLive

If Abdelkader continues to struggle and younger players are ready to step into the lineup, it’s not out of the question he could be waived (he would clear) and assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (only $1.075 million of his salary would come off the cap).

If you’re interested in the Justin Abdelkader discussion again, this is for you.

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We need to bring back the glow puck.