Quick Hits: The First Day of Camp Edition

In Red Wings Land

Notes: Seider enjoys first day of Red Wings development camp | DetroitRedWings.com

Our new defenseman can skate, eh?

Plenty of good notes and interviews from development camp on the Red Wings’ website. Definitely worth a read/watch.

Zadina suffered a hamstring strain while training and is questionable to skate this week.

Hirose is day-to-day. Regula’s status is not known.

Jonathan Berggren also didn’t skate yesterday. He’s expected to be on the ice today.

Around the League

Guide to NHL free agency: Atlantic Division | ESPN

In the meantime, it would behoove the Red Wings to avoid taking on any bad future money. Everything that’s not completely bolted down for the long haul should be in play, and every free-agent contract they hand out should be of the shorter-term variety. They should use this as an opportunity to figure out what they truly have in all of their young players, giving them a chance to play through growing pains and get the necessary reps at this level.

Couldn’t have said it any better.