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Quick Hits: The “How Did That Guy Get a Vote?” Edition

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No, not the guy in the picture. You’ll see.

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In Red Wings Land

Examining the NHL’s top 14 buyout candidates of 2020 -

GMs are permitted to buy out contracts of their untradables beginning Sept. 25 — with ownership’s blessing, of course. That first buyout window shuts on Oct. 8.

Here is a breakdown of 14 players who might be considered for a buyout, and the pros and cons of pulling the trigger on arguably the most uncomfortable tool at a GM’s disposal.

You’ll never guess who is on the list from Detroit

Around the NHL

The remaining NHL awards were announced last night. Here are the final ballots:

Some voters really have some explaining to do.