Quick Hits: Who Should The Wings Move When Johan Franzen Returns?

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Detroit Red Wings let one get away in Philadelphia as power play continues to let them down | MLive.com
You cannot win them all. But, the Wings should have beat the Flyers on Saturday.

Detroit Red Wings will have a roster decision to make when Johan Franzen leaves injured list | MLive.com
Johan Franzen is eligible to be taken off injured reserve, and unless he is still dealing with his injury, should play on Wednesday. This means that the Wings need to finally decide which player they should move. Demoting Tomas Jurco remains the most likely and least desired option, while waiving Andrej Nestrasil is becoming increasingly likely after his mediocre start to the season. And, there is always the possibility of waiving Daniel Cleary.

Forward Andrej Nestrasil is a work in progress for Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press
I was not too enthusiastic about Nestrasil heading into the season, and he has not made much of an impression in his eight games that he has played with the Wings. He only has one assist and no goals in those eight games. With Franzen coming off IR, his time may be up with the Wings. Also, if he is waived, I do not think that he will be claimed.

TRAILER: Mr. Hockey and his hometown Saskatoon | HometownHockey
Rogers aired a documentary about Gordie Howe and Saskatoon yesterday. Hopefully, they re-run it.

Red Wings aim to be more aggressive on power play; Mike Babcock considers personnel changes | MLive.com
I would rather have Nyquist on the top PP unit with Zetterberg and Datsyuk than have him on the second unit. My ideal PP units would be Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen, Kronwall, and Nyquist on the first unit with Tatar, Jurco, Sheahan, Helm, and DeKeyser on the second unit.

NHL News

Nick Foligno stretchered off after collision along the boards with lineman (Video) | Puck Daddy
Ouch! The Blue Jackets announced that he "will be fine", which is great news for them.

Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional pre-game anthem ceremony | TSN
Hockey is one of those sports that always manages to bond together in times of trouble.

Slava Voynov's wife doesn't want charges filed, lawyer says | USA Today
As I mentioned last week, I do not want to develop a firm opinion on this matter until I have heard more from the police and the NHL.

SPHL game suspended after gruesome injury | ProHockeyTalk
I am not going to watch the video, the word "gruesome" is telling enough, but, all you need to know is that there was a "severe skate cut" to Huntsville Vavoc center Justin Cseter. Let's hope that he is ok!

Patrick Marleau's stick gets knocked out of his hands, goes really high - SBNation.com
"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky."

Kings Beat Blue Jackets 5-2 To Sweep Homestand | CBSSports.com
The Kings continued their great start to their season with a victory over the Blue Jackets yesterday. The Kings are now 6-1-1 on the season.

Report: Flyers have not made an offer to Whitney | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan Whitney, who was unable to find an NHL deal this offseason, is currently playing in the KHL for HC Sochi.

From Kenya to U.K. to hockey expert – the (almost) unbelievable rise of Chris Kibui | The Hockey News
Interesting. You do not expect someone from Kenya who is living in Cambridge, England, to be giving ice hockey advice.

Paul Bissonnette to sign with Coyotes' AHL affiliate two days after inking EIHL deal | Puck Daddy
Bissonnette, who had signed with the Welsh team Cardiff Devils is going to be playing in North America this season. Whether he plays in the NHL again is a whole other matter.

Carcillo (knee) expected to miss four weeks | ProHockeyTalk
Dan Carcillo was injured after being hit by T.J. Oshie.

How Saskatoon almost landed an NHL team in 1983 | Hometown Hockey
Didn't know this.

Dustin Byfuglien wants to hit all the Avalanche - SBNation.com
He seems like a lovely guy!

Let's Go Red Wings!