Quick Hits: The Vanish Edition

In Red Wings Land

I approve of this decision by Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings. Let the young players duke it out for a spot in the lineup instead of signing an old vet like Thomas Vanek.

Speaking of the young players...

Development Camp

Red Wings ‘goalie of the future’ Filip Larsson prepares for Grand Rapids | MLive

“I played good at every level the last three years, so I think to get that next step is just going to be fun and I’m ready to take that,” Larsson said.

“I didn’t expect anything when I got to the U.S., so maybe it’s gone pretty fast, but I felt good every game. I feel like I could take every step that I’ve been taking.”

The Wings could use a legit goalie of the future. Both Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier are up there in age and likely won’t be around by the time Detroit is contending again. It would help tremendously if Filip Larsson was able to be the man and take the reigns in a year or two.

Around the League

Sad Strombone: A Retirement Farewell to Roberto Luongo, the People’s Goalie | The Ringer

Great article, especially the beginning. Enjoy retirement, Roberto Luongo.