Quick Hits: Dylan Larkin And The World Junior Championship

Red Wings News

Bruins 5, Red Wings 2: Injury-depleted Boston applies heavy pressure on Detroit, Jimmy Howard | MLive.com
What can I say, they outplayed us and we could not stop them. This would have been a really nice game to win, but it is what it is.

Some Red Wings excited about Jim Harbaugh | Detroit Free Press
Former Michigan captain Luke Glendening is very pleased about the school's hire.

Wings keep eye on future at World Junior Championship | FOX Sports

Dylan Larkin is not the only Red Wings' prospect competing at the WJC. Joe Hicketts, Christoffer Ehn, Axel Holmström, and Julius Vahatalo are also competing in the tournament. Ken Holland is also the GM of Team Canada.

NHL News

Oilers acquire C Roy from Predators for C Arcobello, claim W Fraser, waive F Pinizotto | TSN
The Oilers were really busy yesterday, making lots of moves.

USA remains unbeaten at world juniors; shuts out Slovakia | USA Today
Dylan Larkin scored again when the U.S. beat Slovakia 3-0 yesterday.

World Juniors: Why Denmark is no longer just "happy to be here" | The Hockey News

Denmark has surprised many this WJC. They may not be a traditional hockey powerhouse, but they are on the rise.

NHL Power Rankings - December 29, 2014 | TSN

The Wings moved up from 7th place to 4th, with the Blackhawks retaining the top spot.

Report: Ducks place Dany Heatley on waivers - CBSSports.com
So much for that player revival experiment.

Slava Voynov about to hit NHL modern-day suspension record | Puck Daddy

There does not appear to be any imminent end to the suspension.

Greatest sports highlight: The case for hockey - Sportsnet.ca
From a pure highlight perspective, I think that hockey may very well have the best highlights. Football often has too long of a buildup, except for goals like this one, and baseball highlights are almost always home runs, amazing catches or grand slams. Dunks can grow old too, but I think that basketball rivals hockey for having the greatest sports highlights.

Swan song paused? Brodeur records 125th shutout | ProHockeyTalk
He still should have retired.

Year in Review: top 10 saves of 2014 | The Hockey News

Cam Ward's save on Bryan Little grabbed the top spot.

Let's Go Red Wings!