Quick Hits: The Case of the Mondays Edition

In Red Wings Land

Name That Red Wing | DetroitRedWings.com

Detroit Red Wings players try to guess which headshot is which player, as drawn by 2nd grade students.

Since the game was awful, let’s just watch some fun videos from Kids Day yesterday at Little Caesar’s Arena.


Red Wings can’t Rattle Sabres, lose 5-1 in Detroit | WIIM

Of course, if you want to relive the loss to the Sabres, you can read about it using the link above.

Around the League

NHL experts buy/sell Lightning winning the Atlantic, Justin Williams’ scoring pace, more | ESPN

3. Quinton Byfield is a better fit than Alexis Lafreniere for what the Detroit Red Wings need.


Peters: Soft sell. If the draft were tomorrow, the best player available would be Lafreniere. That said, there has been a growing belief among some scouts I talk to that there is potential for Byfield to become a dominant No. 1 center. If the Red Wings share that belief, they might go with the 6-foot-4, 215-pound pivot who skates like the wind and has some great hands as a one-two punch with Dylan Larkin. It’s still Lafreniere, but there’s a long way to go.

Lafreniere all day.

Shero fired as Devils general manager after five seasons | NHL.com

Tom Fitzgerald, who was assistant GM, is taking over on an interim basis. Former Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who is their executive vice president of business development, will serve as an adviser for hockey operations.