Quick Hits: Should Chris Osgood Be In The Hall of Fame?

Red Wings News

Red Wings 5, Blue Jackets 0: Jimmy Howard tremendous in goal as Detroit dominates | MLive.com
What a satisfying victory! Let's hope that the Wings can carry their success over to the game against the Jets on Thursday.

Regner: Osgood belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame | FOX Sports
He does. Sure, he may not be a first-ballot Hall of Fame calibre player. He was not the best goaltender of his generation. But, he was one of the best. His inclusion will be controversial, but, it should happen.

Five Questions: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings great, discusses life after hockey - NHL.com
An interview with Lidström! The most irreplaceable player to ever play the game? I could make the argument for that.

With everything on the line, nobody better than Hasek | FOX Sports
To me, the debate of the greatest goaltender of all time comes down to Hasek and Sawchuk. Since I was never able to watch Sawchuk play, it is hard to for me to give a firm judgment on this. But, I am leaning towards Sawchuk as being the best, with Hasek a very close second.

NHL News

NHL GM meetings: League abandons overtime dry scrape, expands goal review - SBNation.com
My opinion was mixed on the dry scrape, so I am fine with them axing it. As for the expanded goal review? Finally.

After rule clarification, Pronger to be eligible for Hall of Fame next year | ProHockeyTalk
Do I smell a loophole?

Hockey’s 10 richest contracts, in honor of Giancarlo Stanton’s monster MLB deal | The Hockey News
Alex Ovechkin ($124 million), Shea Weber ($110 million), and Sidney Crosby ($104.4 million) have the three richest contracts in the NHL. Henrik Zetterberg ($73 million) has the ninth richest contract.

Patrick Kaleta scratched due to being 'snowed in' | Puck Daddy
It is only November!

Predators humiliate Leafs with 9-2 victory | ProHockeyTalk
I liked the Preds chances before the season began, and that have not disappointed. If only Järnkrok had not scored!

Sabres game has tiny crowd after snowstorm - Sportsnet.ca

The big question is, was their crowd larger than a Panthers' crowd?

Report: Spezza, Stars working on multi-year extension | ProHockeyTalk
Jim Nill is trying to extend his big offseason acquisition.

When 334 fans showed up for Devils-Flames game - Sportsnet.ca

Having so few fans show up will probably never happen again. In the modern-NHL, this game would have been postponed.

2014-15 NHL Season: Statistical Surprised So Far | The Hockey Writers
Some interesting stats here. #18 and #22 are my favorite.

Arturs Irbe was the Buffalo Sabres' backup on Tuesday - SBNation.com
Irbe is now 47-years-old. Remember when Hasek wanted to make a comeback at age 47?

Let's Go Red Wings!