Quick Hits: The Fabb-ulous Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings get quick result from newcomer Robby Fabbri in 4-2 win over Bruins | Freep

A 60-minute effort against one of the top teams in the NHL yielded a 4-2 victory that bumped the Wings to 5-12-1.

Special teams clicked, the Wings made plays, they hit. Jonathan Bernier came up with big saves. Newcomer Robby Fabbri scored twice on power plays, off passes from Tyler Bertuzzi. That plus a goal from Dylan Larkin built a two-goal lead that stood until Torey Krug scored with seconds left on a power play late in the second period.

It’s always great when the Red Wings win.

It’s even better when they beat the Bruins.

It’s freakin’ fabb-ulous when the new guy scores two goals.

Around the League

Gary Bettman: Olympic participation ‘incredibly disruptive’ to NHL season | Sportsnet

Might there be a trip to Beijing in the future? Say, in 2022, for the Olympic Winter Games?

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed during Friday’s pregame press conference in Sweden that he met with International Ice Hockey Federation president René Fasel, but said there is currently “no news to report” when it comes to the NHL’s Olympic participation.

I don’t know if I’m in the majority or the minority on this one, but I think the NHL absolutely needs to go to the Olympics. I don’t care about a two week shutdown or whatever it would be. It’s way more fun for us fans when NHL players participate.