Quick Hits: The Good Hands Edition

In Red Wings Land

‘We need everyone to buy in’: The early days of Steve Yzerman’s era as GM of the Red Wings | ESPN

He won’t give any clues on what he’d like his team’s identity to be -- “To answer your question, yeah, I do know what I’m looking for. Do I want to elaborate on it? Not particularly. Can I? Not particularly,” he said -- nor any particulars on how he would categorize the 2019-20 season as a success, besides “everyone in the organization, at all levels, getting better.”

The Red Wings organization is in very good hands with Steve Yzerman leading the way.

D-Boss, TV Star

Dylan Larkin will be showing off his good hands as part of the debut episode of “NHL Network Ice Time” this morning. The show hits the air at 9AM and will re-air again today at noon and tomorrow at 10AM.

Larkin on his saucer pass demo: “It comes in handy for creating turnovers as a centerman, when you’re around the puck a lot. Anytime a guy tries to saucer one by you, I feel like it’s more getting your eyes and hands working at the same time. Just another skill if you can break up a couple plays and get the puck back, why not.”

Around the League

Holland’s open-book style felt in both Oilers and Red Wings organizations | Sportsnet

Lots of love for Ken Holland in this one. There are plenty of quotes from former Red Wings players, including Kris Draper.

Devils sign Hischier to seven-year extension | TSN

The New Jersey Devils and forward Nico Hischier have agreed to a seven-year contract extension worth $7.25 million per season.

That’s a lot of money.