Quick Hits: Gustav Nyquist Fined, Johan Franzen Injured?

Red Wings News

Red Wings 3, Flames 2: Line of Henrik Zetterberg, Justin Abdelkader, Gustav Nyquist leads the way | MLive.com
A good, solid victory for the Wings. On to the Capitals!

Divers! Nyquist, Trocheck each fined for embellishment | ProHockeyTalk
I disagree with the NHL's decision. To fine such a fine young lad as Nyquist seems to be a poor value decision.

Red Wings' Johan Franzen sidelined with upper-body injury, will be evaluated on Thursday | MLive.com
Let's hope that Franzen's injury is nothing too significant.

Video- Grand Rapids Griffins Go 1980’s Style On Friday | The Malik Report
The Griffins held an 80's night yesterday.

Eight Is Enough? | Grand Rapids Griffins
Teemu Pulkkinen has scored at least one goal in each of his last eight games with the Griffins.

Detroit Red Wings Q&A: Tomas Tatar dishes on adjusting to U.S., Riley Sheahan's hoop skills | MLive.com
Daniel Cleary is the funniest Red Wing according to Tatar.

NHL News

Maple Leafs open post-Carlyle era with a whimper - Sportsnet.ca
The Leafs lost 6-2 to the Capitals yesterday.

Craig's List - McDavid, Eichel still neck and neck | TSN
Craig Button has updated his prospect rankings. He only has one winger, Mitchell Marner, in his top-10 prospect's list.

Report: Norfolk Admirals to be sold to Ducks and moved west | ProHockeyTalk
It does not make a lot of sense for the Anaheim Ducks to have their AHL affiliate on the other side of the country in Norfolk.

Firing Randy Carlyle a step in the right direction for Maple Leafs, but lots of work remains - SBNation.com
Firing Carlyle is a step in the right direction. Hiring Todd McLellan after Mike Babcock signs a lengthy extension with the Wings is the second part of the plan.

THN’s mid-season NHL awards: Predators shock the world | The Hockey News
Pavel Datsyuk was 3rd in Selke voting, with Zetterberg also receiving some votes. Mike Babcock also received some votes for the Jack Adams Award.

Top 25 NHL potential unrestricted free agents | USA Today
The 2015 UFA class is nothing to write home about. Francois Beauchemin, Jeff Petry, and Mike Green are players who the Wings may be interested in.

Apparently Mike Yeo went a little ‘nuts’ at Wild practice today (Updated with video) | ProHockeyTalk
The Wild have been really bad this season. Yeo needs to light a fire under them.

NHL first half awards: Pekka Rinne leads wide-open field for Hart - CBSSports.com

Some more midseason NHL awards. No Wings nominated this time.

Mike Milbury calls Phil Kessel a pain in the (behind) | Puck Daddy
Milbury is not a fan of Kessel's media policy.

Can anyone dethrone the Lightning as kings of the East? | The Hockey News
The Wings can of course!

Let's Go Red Wings!