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Quick Hits: The Blue Year’s Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings give out New Year’s resolutions to their teammates - NHL

David Perron was a popular choice among his teammates. Ben Chiarot suggested the veteran forward lose a few pounds, and Oskar Sundqvist said he should talk less.

Perron chose to make a resolution for Sundqvist but said he could not say what it was.

I like Oskar Sundqvist.

Around the League

Five teams that could define the NHL trade market in 2023 - Sportsnet

The situation: The Blues are currently five points out of a playoff spot, 11th in the West by points percentage. And the weekend brought news that both Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O’Reilly will be out multiple weeks to injury. They are, however, expected back by the deadline.

Armstrong has committed to his coach, who he noted works well with younger players, and has put this season on the roster. A few times the GM has talked about how a team’s record indicates what it does at the deadline — which tells you a lot about where the Blues could go from here.

We could just keep collecting them I guess.