Quick Hits: Griffins Jerseys and Logo, Jeremy Jacobs Is at It Again, and a Las Vegas Arena Virtual Tour

For Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

ESPN's Pronman pens "Top 10 Red Wings Prospects" list | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
You'll never guess who No. 1 is. OK, you probably will.

New Griffins Jerseys And Logo Revealed - Winging It In Motown
The Grand Rapids Griffins have unveiled their new primary logo and jerseys in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Can the Red Wings go with a tandem in goal? - Along the Boards
What could happen if the battle for the starting gig doesn't get resolved in training camp?

Around the NHL

Jeremy Jacobs wants to write off Bruins meals as tax deductions - Puck Drunk Love
Hey, if Jacobs can write off team meals at hotels on the road because the hotels are a "base of operations," does that mean I can deduct every meal I eat at home since I spend 80 percent of my music practice time there?

The quirky Justin Schultz question - Article - TSN
A look at the opposite end of Mike Babcock's "no defensemen will ever go to the net for a scoring chance ever" in the case of Justin Schultz.

Possible modifications to NHL jerseys - Eyes On The Prize
More visuals of what potential jerseys with ads could look like, and Eyes on the Prize offers up the Canadiens' jersey as a sacrifice.

NWHL rosters complete, but several players awaiting releases before announcing NWHL deals | The Hockey News
Things are almost a-go for the NWHL, but the status of Hilary Knight is still in limbo.

The Swiss League is becoming a landing spot for in-between players - Raw Charge
The Swiss Men's professional ice hockey league is becoming something of a destination for in-between players: guys that for whatever reason aren't quite good enough to break into the NHL, but good enough to earn a better opportunity than in the AHL.

From the editor's desk: loyalty to the Valley - Five For Howling
"What could make so many different players with varying degrees of success all choose to return to Arizona?"

CalgaryNext reveals initial plans, ideas for the Calgary Flames' new arena - Matchsticks and Gasoline
For years, we've heard next to nothing about the Flames' new arena, other than "details will be coming soon." Now Calgary's getting some of those details.

North American jerseys have always had commercial ties | The Hockey News
See, this would have been more convincing if these weren't minor leagues. I might be persuaded if Ryan Kennedy found an example from the old school NHA, PCHA, or WCHL.

Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr defying age in a young man's NHL - Puck Drunk Love
I think Chara shows his age this season, but Jagr is an absolute freak of nature. Imagine what his NHL numbers would be like if he didn't do that KHL detour.

Martin Hanzal had no feeling in his left leg, Arizona Coyotes, center | ProHockeyTalk
"There were days where I couldn't feel my leg." Yikes.

The Curious Case of Alex Stalock - Fear The Fin
"If Stalock can't improve upon last season's performance, the Sharks will need to look elsewhere to find Martin Jones' backup." Wait, back up for a second, Martin Jones is going to be the starter?!

Marcus Kruger 'not stressed' about contract talks with Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
But Chicago Blackhawks fans are.

Gotta See It: Virtual tour of Las Vegas arena - Sportsnet.ca
I can get behind driving up to Vegas to watch the Red Wings play from one of those Opera Box seats.

Are the Los Angeles Kings in decline? (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The ramifications of the team's future cap situation could be felt by as early as this season.

The Stadium Series Ticket Face-Off - Mile High Hockey
"There is a chance that the tickets may never even be made available to the general public."

Vladimir Tarasenko Loves St. Louis, Hates Yo Mamma Jokes - St. Louis Game Time
Don't joke about Tarasenko's mom in front of him.

Where are the new deals for Steven Stamkos and Anze Kopitar? - NHL - Craig Custance Blog - ESPN (paywall)
With the Detroit Red Wings when they become free agents next offseason, of course.