Quick Hits: The Emergence Edition
In Red Wings Land
Notes: Hronek in a very different place than he was a year ago | DetroitRedWings.com
At this time last season, Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek was in Grand Rapids, playing for the AHL’s Griffins.
Now Hronek is on Detroit’s top defense pair, averaging the most ice time of any Wing and facing other teams’ best players on a nightly basis.
Hronek, who just turned 22 Nov. 2, is fourth on the team in points with eight (3-5-8) and first among Wings defensemen.
There have been a lot of negatives so far about this season, but it’s pretty safe to say that Filip Hronek has been a big positive.
FILIP. ZADINA. pic.twitter.com/BO9D470lta— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) November 10, 2019
Looks like Filip Zadina is doing alright down in the AHL with the Griffins.
Filip Zadina has points in 6 of his last 8 games, including 4 goals https://t.co/PcDzGYhhIJ— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) November 10, 2019
Around the League
KEN DRYDEN’S BOOK ON SCOTTY BOWMAN IS A WORK ABOUT A HOCKEY GENIUS WRITTEN BY A HOCKEY GENIUS | The Hockey News
The book is full of those nuggets, which is no easy feat when you’re dealing with Bowman. Dryden goes through great pains in the book to point out that Bowman is not a natural storyteller. But that’s where he’s wrong. Bowman has a lifetime of stories to tell, they just have to be brought out by the right person. And in this case, Dryden is that person.
Might have to add this book to my reading list.