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...

...and Tyler Bertuzzi is hanging out with cute puppies.

Ted Talk

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.

Not great!

Feel the Power (Rankings)

NHL Power Rankings: Pressing Questions Edition | Sportsnet

31. Detroit Red Wings

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

31. Detroit Red Wings

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.