Quick Hits: The Another Preseason Overtime Game Edition

Islanders 3, Red Wings 2

The Red Wings headed to Long Island last night for another exhibition game that went to overtime. Much like Friday, the Wings fell to the Islanders in the extra period. Michael Rasmussen and Evgeny Svechnikov were your goal scorers for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in the loss.

Elsewhere In Red Wings Land

Steve Yzerman wisely avoiding making promises with Red Wings | Associated Press


Detroit seems destined to win a little more than 30 games for a fourth straight season. Yzerman retained Blashill, who was given a two-year contract last spring, but there may be a change on the bench by this time next year.

Season preview from the AP.

Around the League

NHL players divided on value of having a captain | TSN

“I think so, yeah,” Kane began, before quickly adding: “Well, it depends.”

Or is having a captain an archaic nod to the past?

”It’s overrated,” Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi added at the recent NHL/NHLPA media tour in Chicago. “That being said, everyone knows who the leaders are on the team.”

Seems like a relevant topic considering Steve Yzerman, Jeff Blashill and the Red Wings decided to go with four alternate captains this season.