Quick Hits: The Can’t Rush the Process Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin leading the rush, but reality might slow it down | Freep

“As much as everyone would love to rush the process, and I would say I lead that charge — I want to win today — you simply can’t,” Blashill said. “The message from Steve has been super clear on that. We want to win today, for sure, but we’re not going to hurt ourselves a year from now or two years from now. We’re not going to force guys onto the team if they’re not ready to help us win.”

Man, it’s tough to be patient sometimes.

There’s still plenty of time for the lines to be changed up, but so much for having Frans Nielsen and Valtteri Filppula as your 2nd and 3rd line centers, eh?

Down On The Farm

Kyle wins.

National Outlook

Detroit Red Wings 2019-20 season preview: The Yzerman Era begins | ESPN

Future Power Ranking: 27

Detroit’s current NHL roster didn’t earn much love from our panelists (No. 30), and the cap/contract situation wasn’t graded much better (No. 24), but there were some encouraging signs in the prospects (No. 12) and owner/GM/coach (No. 12).

No real shocking predictions about the Red Wings in this one.

Around the League

10 potential breakout stars for the NHL season | TSN

Filip Hronek, RD, Detroit Red Wings

Age: 21

Last Year: 46 GP, 5 goals, 18 assists, 23 points

Button Bump: 10 goals, 35 assists, 45 points

Hronek is going to be really good this season.