Quick Hits: Onto The Second Round

Red Wings News

Grand Rapids falls to Abbotsford in Game 3, still holds 2-1 series edge | The Detroit News
The Abbotsford Heat beat the Griffins 2-1.

Gustavsson awaits word from Wings | Windsor Star
Gustavsson wants to stay in Detroit, and the Wings would like to have him back but they are concerned that he is injured too often. By the way, Holland shares my concern over playing Mrazek in the NHL vs the AHL.

How High Can Gustav Nyquist Climb? - A 2014-2015 Projection | The Hockey Writers
Nyquist's numbers will obviously rise next season, due to an increase in games played. But, I don't expect them to be out of this world.

Detroit Red Wings' Ken Holland says he wants to retain coach Mike Babcock | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The thing with Babcock is that you can't improve. You cannot find a better coach than Babcock. Maybe you can argue that you found an equal one, but that is stretching it.

Weiss | FOX Sports
Weiss is going to be going through rehab all summer long, and hopes to be ready for the next season. Holland hopes the same, but said that he is not sure when Weiss will be ready. If he ever will.

NHL News

Kings complete historic series comeback, defeat Sharks in Game 7 | ProHockeyTalk
And the Sharks choke yet again.

Rangers eliminate Flyers, to face Pens - Sportsnet.ca
Lundqvist 4 - Flyers 3.

Niederreiter's OT goal lifts Wild past Avalanche for series win | TSN
Yes! See you next year Colorado!

Masterton Trophy Finalists: Jaromir Jagr vs. Manny Malhotra vs. Dominic Moore | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I'm tossing between Malhotra and Moore for this award. I hope Manny wins, but Moore will probably end up getting it in the end.

Report: Islanders’ Nilsson might sign with European club | ProHockeyTalk
Nilsson has said that he does not wish to play in the AHL anymore and wants to go back to Sweden.

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: April - Sportsnet.ca
What's a top-ten list of hockey tweets without at least one Luongo mention.

Linden wants new Canucks GM by end of May | ProHockeyTalk
The Canucks have not yet decided what to do with Tortorella.

Off-Season Game Plan: Edmonton Oilers | TSN
The Oilers really need to evaluate their plan going forward.

Here’s the schedule for the second round | ProHockeyTalk
Here is your entire 2nd round schedule.

Mike Keenan leads KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk to first Gagarin Cup title (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Note to self, chasing referees does pay off.

Leiweke: I won’t let Leafs go through another collapse like that | ProHockeyTalk
Leiweke will not have to worry. He will be fired before the Leafs' have another collapse like that.

Marc Bergevin: The court jester of all NHL GMs | Post-to-Post
Apparently Bergevin is supposed to be a funny guy. Holland's not buying it.

Let's Go Griffins!