Quick Hits: The Breakout Edition

In Red Wings Land

Will the Wings contend? Will Larkin get 90 points? Ted Kulfan answers 10 key questions | Detroit News

Some solid questions and some realistic answers.

►7. Who is primed for a breakthrough season?

How about Dennis Cholowski?

The fact Cholowski worked his way onto the opening night roster, given the fact he was penciled to be headed back to Grand Rapids at the start of camp, is a credit to his work ethic over the summer and overall development.

Filip Hronek is probably the more popular answer, but I could see Cholowski having himself a breakout year. If either young defenseman makes a big jump, that’s great news for the Red Wings.

Feed The Mule

Franzén har flyttat hem: ”Jag får fortfarande panikångest” | Aftonbladet

An update on Johan Franzen and his battle with post-concussion syndrome. You’ll need Google to translate this one. Sounds like Franzen is still having a difficult time in his post-hockey life.

Around the League

31 Thoughts: NHL opening night promises intrigue, fireworks | Sportsnet

A few thoughts in this one about former Red Wings Ken Holland and Nick Polano