Quick Hits: The Happy New Year Edition
The Roaring 20s
Happy New Year Red Wings fans! pic.twitter.com/9XdYVbaRox— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) December 31, 2019
In Red Wings Land
Red Wings in the 2010s: Top stories from the past decade | Detroit News
1. The Captain returns
Red Wings fans rejoiced as Steve Yzerman, the Red Wings’ Hall of Fame player/captain, returned to the organization where he starred to become general manager. Fittingly, Yzerman — who wore No. 19 — returned April 19, 2019.
In my opinion (and many others too probably), this is easily the top story. Yes, it happened very late in the decade, but it re-shaped and changed the direction of the organization for the next ten years and beyond.
Joe Veleno puts @hockeycanada on the board first tonight with a power play goal! 1-0 🇨🇦 #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/ic9xZ8zI6p— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) December 31, 2019
Joe Veleno finished with a goal and two assists in Canada’s 7-2 win over the Czech Republic.
Around the League
2020 NHL Winter Classic: Schedule, jerseys, matchups and predictions | ESPN
The jerseys for today’s Winter Classic are excellent. The Predators and Stars did an great job.
31 Thoughts: NHL trade market beginning to take shape | Sportsnet
The opening to this is all about Eric Comrie and his recent adventure jumping from team to team. Plus, a couple additional Red Wings-related notes in this one, including a good story about Dylan Larkin at Thought #30.