Quick Hits: Emergency Goaltenders; Award Predictions

Red Wings News

Jimmy Howard enables Red Wings to win a game in which they were 'wearing snowshoes' | MLive.com
Safe to say our trade deadline moves worked out better than the Ranger's. Great win. One point behind the Lightning with three games in hand and four points behind the Canadiens with two games in hand.

Nicklas Lidstrom weighs how much?? Tomas Holmstrom brings word | Detroit Free Press
According to Mike Babcock (via Holmström), Nicklas Lidström weighs 187 kilos. Something cannot be right there...

Third-quarter award winners | ESPN
Who does Pierre LeBrun think will win the Jack Adams Trophy this season? Mike Babcock. And the award for GM of the Year? Ken Holland.

Oddsmakers don't see two trades improving Detroit Red Wings' odds of winning Stanley Cup | MLive.com
I disagree. I think we are far better now than we were before the trade deadline.

NHL News

Why NHL chose ESPN, Sportsnet for World Cup of Hockey | Puck Daddy
Bettman said that programming conflicts during the World Cup prevented NBC from winning the rights to it. And, as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I do not think that it is a bad thing that ESPN has the chance to air the tournament. I mean, they did a phenomenal job with the FIFA World Cup last summer.

Panthers coach suits up after both goalies get hurt - SBNation.com
If this ever were to happen to the Wings, who would you rather see suit up: Ken Holland, Chris Osgood, or Jim Bedard?

Matt Martin suspended one game for knee-on-knee hit | USA Today
Martin hit Dallas Stars' defenseman Trevor Daley on Tuesday.

More bad luck for the B’s — Connolly out 6 weeks with fractured finger | ProHockeyTalk
The Bruins trade deadline acquisition is out for the rest of the regular season.

Blues return to top spot in NHL Power Rankings | TSN
The Wings moved up one spot to #7 in TSN's latest power rankings.

NHL GMs to address emergency goalie rule following Florida incident | ProHockeyTalk
Outside of dressing skaters as goaltenders, there is not any other practical way to go about these situations besides signing emergency goalies.

David Clarkson out for season because he’s a Blue Jacket, hence injured | Puck Daddy
This kind of sums up Columbus' season right here. You trade for a player, hoping that he might provide a spark for your team, and then he becomes injured.

NHL Report Card: Grades for third quarter of 2014-15 season - CBSSports.com
The Red Wings were given a "B" grade during the first quarter of the NHL season, and have followed that with two straight "A" grades in these last two quarters. Let's keep it up!

Fehr willing to give Panthers ‘a reasonable opportunity’ to redevelop market | ProHockeyTalk
The Panthers are developing a decent group of young players right now who could turn the franchise into a playoff contender in the future, if not already this season. And with wins, some new fans should follow.

Panthers captain tells Sportsnet broadcaster to 'shove it' - SBNation.com
I did not see this until yesterday, but could you imagine if a Toronto player had said this? Oh boy...

Let's Go Red Wings!