Quick Hits: ESPN To Broadcast World Cup of Hockey; Wings Recall Ouellet, Gustavsson

Red Wings News

Red Wings recall Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids, replace Tom McCollum with Jonas Gustavsson | MLive.com
The Wings made some roster moves yesterday. They are currently carrying eight defensemen, after calling up Ouellet, and have swapped McCollum and Gustavsson.

Holland: We don’t need a right-shot defenseman for the power play anymore | ProHockeyTalk
We certainly do not need to make a trade at this trade deadline. But, if a good trade opportunity emerges, this is the season to make the move. For the next three seasons, the Wings are in win-now mode.

Detroit Red Wings' options at March 2 trade deadline - ESPN
Craig Custance took a look at some of the Wings' options at the deadline.

Wings' top draftee Larkin named National Rookie of the Month | FOX Sports
Dylan Larkin is proving why he was worth the 15th overall pick in last year's draft. He has been phenomenal with the Wolverines.

Henrik Zetterberg leading Red Wings' charge up standings nearly one year after back surgery | MLive.com
Henrik Zetterberg has been our best and most consistent player this season, continuing to prove why he is the captain.

Public asked to help name Flint's new OHL team | Detroit Free Press
Want to help name the new OHL team in Flint? Here is your chance.

NHL News

ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey - SBNation.com
It will be interesting to see how ESPN does with the World Cup of Hockey. They did an absolutely phenomenal job during last summer's football World Cup, but they also had all of the best U.S. on-air talent, and a lot of good foreign talent. The ESPN knows how to cover an event, but do they have the proper people to do that for hockey? I do not know.

Has any U.S. President in history loved hockey? | The Hockey News
I did not know that J.F.K. was a hockey fan.

P.K. Subban handed $2,000 fine by NHL for diving | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He joins Gustav Nyquist as one of five players who have so far been fined for diving.

Vegas expansion group mulling ‘Nevada’ moniker (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
"Las Vegas" has a far bigger nationwide pull than "Nevada". It would foolish of them to not name the franchise after the city.

30 Thoughts: What's happening with Kane? - Sportsnet.ca
Friedman included some interesting things about the NHLPA's decision of whether or not to use their automatic 5% cap escalator this season.

World Cup of Hockey 2016: Projecting Russia’s roster | The Hockey News

Pavel Datsyuk is a lock for the team, assuming that he wants to play. Alexei Marchenko also has a chance of making the team, especially if he plays in the NHL next season.

2015 NHL Stanley Cup odds: Blackhawks, Ducks current favorites - CBSSports.com
The Red Wings were given 14-1 odds, worse than the Islanders, Canadiens, and Bruins.

Is it finally time for the Arizona Coyotes to trade Keith Yandle? - SBNation.com
Yandle's name is one that always appears during trade talks. Phoenix is in sell-mode, and the potential return for Yandle may be worth it for them.

Lundqvist (throat) out for Rivalry Night, Rangers ‘investigating’ | ProHockeyTalk
Lundqvist took a puck to his throat on Saturday when the Rangers played the Carolina Hurricanes.

Nashville’s Carter Hutton has save of the year candidate | For The Win
The Predators are doing alright without the injured Pekka Rinne.

NHL trade deadline candidate: Sabres F Chris Stewart - CBSSports.com
As a late-season rental, Stewart would be a good acquisition for a team. But, the Wings do not have any need for him.

This Maple Leafs losing ballad will make you cry pain tears (Video) | Puck Daddy
Don Cherry's new ringtone?

Sidney Crosby finds balance in life in the spotlight | USA Today

For being someone who is so famous and talented, Crosby seems to be very humble and down-to-earth.

Let's Go Red Wings!