Quick Hits: The Job Interview Edition

In Red Wings Land

Red Wings eager to see what Dmytro Timashov can provide | MLive

Coach Jeff Blashill said Timashov has “potential bottom-six skill.”

“Somebody that can play in those (third and fourth) lines, not have to play top-six minutes but can provide some more skill, can play hard, can be good defensively, can bring a physical element and just help our depth,” Blashill said.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Dmytro Timashov can do. My expectations aren’t that high, but it’s always fun to see a new ingredient added to the Red Wings recipe. He’s got just over a month to audition for a job and prove himself to Steve Yzerman & co.

Sam Gagner quickly adjusting to life as a Red Wing | Detroit News

“Playing against the Red Wings all these years, there’s certainly an aura, and the history here,” Gagner said. “All the games I got to play in the Joe (Louis Arena), they were pretty special games for me. You always had family in town. There’s just a history to that arena.

“Being here now, it’s fun. Obviously, we’re going through a stretch right now, but you just keep pushing forward and keep trying to get wins.”

Assuming he finishes the year strong, would you want to see Sam Gagner return next year on a cheap one-year deal?

Around the League

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Hockey | Sportsnet

This list is meant as a celebration, a way to highlight the incredible achievements women are making in hockey right now, in all parts of the sport. It’s a pause to appreciate, but also hopefully to inspire and rejuvenate, because there’s plenty more work to be done. Let’s keep moving forward.

More and more women are going to get involved in the NHL and the game of hockey and that’s only going to make our favorite sport even better.