Quick Hits: DeKeyser Update; No More "24/7"

Red Wings News

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser still optimistic deal can be done before training camp | MLive.com
I wonder what the issue is that is keeping the talks from progressing. I am assuming that its probably the term of the contract. DeKeyser could be hoping for a short-term deal, hoping that he will play even better and earn an even bigger contract, or, he could be hoping for a long-term deal, which the Wings may be reluctant to give him.

Flashback: Red Wings fans never knew longtime owner Bruce Norris | Detroit Free Press
Taking a look back at the Wings' former owner, Bruce Norris.

Mitch Callahan hopes to land spot on Red Wings with hard work, abrasiveness, defensive awareness | MLive.com
In the comment section of yesterday's Quick Hits, J.J. raised the possibility of Callahan having a chance of making the Wings' roster if Alfredsson does not choose to play another season. Without Alfie, the Wings' have 13 forwards on their roster. This leaves space for Tomas Jurco to start the season with the Wings. But, Holland and Babcock may decide to give Callahan or Ferraro a chance instead, as both of those players have to clear waivers, and, they are both entering make-it-or-break-it seasons with the Wings' organization.

New Gordie Howe book recounts Detroit Red Wings' decline after 1950s | Detroit Free Press
Speaking of the past, Gordie Howe is releasing a new book in October, in which he talks about the Wings and the team's fall from power during the 1960's.

Red Wings prospects tournament: 5 things to watch for from defending champions | MLive.com

In addition to Anthony Mantha, there are a lot of players to pay attention to during this year's prospect tournament.

Red Wings prospects: Tyler Bertuzzi proving critics wrong heading into final junior season | MLive.com

When the Wings' drafted Bertuzzi in 2013, I was a little skeptical as to why they drafted him over some of the other players who were available in the second round. While he will need to do a lot more to prove to us fans that he was worth the pick, his improvements last season were a pleasant sight.

NHL News

Report: NHL will announce HBO replacement on Sept. 23 | ProHockeyTalk
Personally, I enjoy behind-the-scenes style shows. They give you insight into the daily routines of players which you usually do not hear about. While the NHL's HBO replacement may not equal the production of "24/7", any show that delves deeper into the workings of hockey players is, to me at least, very enjoyable.

NHL rule changes for 2014-15: More trapezoid, no spin-o-rama, please stop diving - SBNation.com
The NHL is taking much needed action against diving. The league will fine players for each incident, and, for every incident incurred, the amount of the fine for the player will increase. From a player's fourth incident onwards, coaches will also be fined. If only FIFA would adopt a similar policy.

Why Martin Brodeur wants to hang on for another NHL season | Puck Daddy
Did anyone else read this as "Why Martin Brodeur wants to hang up his skates"? Marty, just retire already.

Rangers give Malone a chance, sign veteran forward to two-way deal | ProHockeyTalk

Malone joins his former teammate Marty St. Louis in New York. Personal issues aside, he can probably be a decent depth player for the Rangers.

Maple Leafs invite D Tallinder, Mikkelson to camp on PTOs | TSN
Henrik Tallinder will probably sign with an NHL team eventually. He may be 35-years-old, but, he has a lot of NHL experience, and, would be the perfect 6th/7th defenseman for a rebuilding team.

Remembering the NHL's Oakland Seals, the forgotten member of the Expansion 6 - SBNation.com
The Seals never finished with a winning record in its nine-year NHL tenure. The team ended up relocating to Cleveland before merging with the Minnesota North Stars two seasons later.

Nino Niederreiter inks 3-year deal with Wild after KHL flirtation | Puck Daddy
The talented forward finally emerged in the NHL last season as the player that many had projected him to become. His three-year deal worth $8 million gives him a cap hit of $2.66 million.

Fans could benefit as NHL explores new ways to collect data - CBSSports.com
The NHL appears to be undergoing a "stats revolution", and, the league will be collecting more data this season than it has done in the past.

Flyers not counting Timonen out for next season | ProHockeyTalk

Many, including myself, assumed that Timonen's season, in addition to potentially his career, was over due to the blood clot issues that he has suffered. I doubt that the 39-year-old returns, but, the Flyers are not ruling anything out.

Ottawa Senators to test out European-style 'supporters section' - CBSSports.com

Yes! Finally someone is trying it out! There are few things better than standing and jumping and singing with thousands of other people who cheer for your team.

Let's Go Red Wings!