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In Red Wings Land

‘Simple’ is good: Red Wings rookie Gustav Lindstrom adjusting well to NHL game | Detroit News

“I don’t want to downplay the word ‘simple’ ... I would say he just tends to make the right play,” Blashill said. “The right play might be the simple play and the right play might be a cross-seam play. He just makes the right play that’s available and manages risk-reward real well.

“He knows when he has an opportunity to make a tape-to-tape pass and he knows when he’s got to live another day. That’s something in hockey that’s extremely important. He’s good defensively, he has a good brain on him.”

The Red Wings should give Gustav Lindstrom a ton of minutes the remainder of the season.

Two-in-a-Row, Baby!

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Around the League

Leah Hextall: What it means to get the NHL broadcast call-up | Sportsnet

This weekend, I reach a career milestone: my first NHL play-by-play assignment. I’ll be calling Sunday’s Vegas-Calgary game for Sportsnet, making history as part of the first all-female lineup — including the broadcast team and the production crew — to present an NHL game. I can’t even say it’s a dream come true because growing up, I didn’t know this was possible. Many of us didn’t see women occupying the space that we’ll hold during this landmark broadcast. I’m proud to join these talented women as we push for progress for women and girls. Representation matters because if you can see it, you start to believe that you can be it.

This is such a cool story. Leah is a former coworker of mine from my days as a producer at NESN and someone I still consider a friend. It’s awesome to see her accomplish this milestone. She crushed it last night!