Quick Hits: Alfredsson Waiting Until September

Red Wings News

Grind Line unites! Draper, Maltby, McCarty to play in Kocur's charity softball game | Detroit Free Press
It would be pretty cool if one of the four hit a grand slam home run with the other three on base.

Red Wings GM says Alfredsson decision will wait until September | ProHockeyTalk
I would prefer if Alfie would sign a training camp try-out, see how his back feels, and see how motivated he is, and then make the decision.

Red Wings' Drew Miller out to boost productivity following low-scoring season | Detroit Free Press

With a lot of young players developing, Miller has a bit of competition for ice-time next season. Glendening and Andersson could be taking up ice-time that would normally be given to him.

Joe Louis Arena garage to get repairs for safety issues | Detroit Free Press

The Wings are going to spend about $3 million in repairs on the arena's parking garage.

NHL News

Report: NHL, Nationals in discussion on Winter Classic venue | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL is deciding between Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), RFK Stadium (D.C. United), and FedEx Field ('Skins).

NHL rumors: Kevin Hayes narrowing list of teams, more meetings Monday - CBSSports.com
The former Blackhawks' draft pick has been a free agent since August 15th. The Predators and Avalanche appear to be two of the favorites to land him.

Join us in remembering Tomas Tatar's slick moves against the Stars - SBNation.com
A great goal, by a great player, for a great team.

Former college hockey player dies in diving accident after raising $100K for ALS | Puck Daddy
Wow! Terrible thing to happen to a person who had done such a great thing.

Report: Devils to lose money in 2014-15 | ProHockeyTalk
If you do not make the playoffs, it can be hard to generate enough money to make a profit. I do not see the Devils making the playoffs this season, so them losing money should not come as a shock to anyone.

Gary Bettman did the Ice Bucket Challenge and it is amazing - SBNation.com
I have to say, Bettman has a cheeky way of doing things. Telling people (i.e. the fans) to "cool off" was one of the best lines of the summer.

Tulsa Oilers plaster fans’ selfies all over new jerseys | Puck Daddy
This is what you have minor hockey league teams for. The jersey looks hideous, but, it is creative.

VIDEO: Henrik Lundqvist executes best-dressed Ice Bucket Challenge - CBSSports.com
What can I say, the Swedes do it the best.

Let's Go Red Wings!