In Red Wings Land
Prashanth took some time yesterday to lay out why Detroit’s power play is not nearly as good as it could be and what needs to change. Click link for the full thread
There's a belief that you need to be a good offensive team to have an elite power play. In reality, 5v5 scoring/generation only explains about 25% of the variance seen in PP offense https://t.co/osKLkXnJdj— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) January 31, 2021
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Furthermore, three separate sources independently confirmed to Blueshirt Banter that there was concern at various levels of the organization regarding DeAngelo’s treatment of rookie defenseman K’Andre Miller. Sources did not wish to go on the record with specific examples but indicated that it was an issue that caught the attention and ire of multiple players in the organization. Additionally, sources say tension has been building up in the locker room prior to the incident on Saturday night.
I don’t think any team claims him, but just in case you see the news and think maybe Detroit should take a chance on him, would you like to be the one to tell Givani Smith?
UPDATE: Shayna Goldman wrote a great, in-depth article on DeAngelo's time in NY.
Marco Rossi returned home to Austria on Saturday to "rest with his family due to complications" from COVID-19.
There is no timetable for his return.
This is literally what some of us were warning about before the season started. There is more information in an article in The Athletic that’s behind their paywall.
COVID has been causing long-term complications even in young people with no pre-existing conditions, and it was just a matter of time before this happened.