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Quick Hits: The Pass or Shoot Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings value Valtteri Filppula’s versatility, experience | MLive

One of the biggest criticisms with Filppula in his first stint with the Red Wings was his reluctance to shoot. That hasn’t changed. In fact, he seems even less inclined to shoot now. He managed to score 17 goals last season but that will be difficult to replicate with his tendency to pass first.

I’m not expecting a lot of goals from Valtteri Filppula. Quite frankly, I think I’d actually prefer if he doesn’t shoot a lot. Let him be a set up man. Let him pass the puck a lot to Filip Zadina and set him up for a ton of goals.

Boys of Summer

Dylan Larkin threw out the first pitch at last night’s Tigers game.

Around the League

NHL formally notifies NHLPA that it will not reopen CBA | Sportsnet

I’m just going to assume that we’ll still end up with some kind of work stoppage.