Quick Hits: The Tyler Bertuzzi Holding Puppies Edition
Hey Now, You’re An All-Star
Bertuzzi taking it all in during All-Star Weekend | DetroitRedWings.com
It’s NHL All-Star game weekend...
Tyler Bertuzzi of the @DetroitRedWings with @stevekouleas and @MattBarnaby3636 #NHLAllStar @SiriusXMNHL pic.twitter.com/AjfMiVIZTp— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) January 23, 2020
...and Tyler Bertuzzi is hanging out with cute puppies.
Good way to start the weekend. 🐶— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 24, 2020
📸: @NHLPA | #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/OJgEqVSiHF
How do you know it’s not a giant Tyler Bertuzzi?— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 24, 2020
NHL at the break: Ted Kulfan’s contenders, surprises and disappointments | Detroit News
Keep an eye on during the second half ...
► The Red Wings’ chase: Three seasons ago Colorado completed the 2016-17 season, with the NHL’s worst record, (22-56-4, 48 points) with a minus-112 goal differential (166 goals scored, 278 allowed). The Wings (12-35-4, 28 points; minus-90 goal differential) are challenging all those marks to be the worst salary cap era team.
Feel the Power (Rankings)
NHL Power Rankings: Pressing Questions Edition | Sportsnet
Absolutely, the persistent losing is in the best interest of Steve Yzerman’s lottery odds, but will the ugliness of 2019-20 have a lingering negative effect on the core players and the dwindling fan base that pays to see them lose?
My answer is “no.”
NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus every team’s best decision this season | ESPN
Previous ranking: 31
Standings point pace: 45
Tanking is probably the Red Wings’ best move this season considering the dearth of talent on their roster. Other than that, picking up 2014 first-round pick Robby Fabbri wasn’t bad. He has 10 goals and 13 assists in 33 games for Detroit.
Picking up Fabbri was a great decision.