Quick Hits: Gustav Nyquist Edition

Red Wings News

I'll start with two interesting tweets from Khan:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>From Wings statistician Greg Innis, the team has dressed 35 players this season, the most since it used 36 in 1993-94.</p>&mdash; Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/statuses/447805304265125888">March 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Also from Innis, Wings will surpass most man-games lost to injury since stat was kept in 85-86. Team record is 346 in 03-04. They have 342.</p>&mdash; Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/statuses/447805952268333056">March 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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For once, injuries are an excuse.

Red Wings' three-game winning streak snapped by 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota Wild | MLive.com
Tough loss, but we got a point. And at this stage of the season, every point we can get is crucial.

Young players' spark firing up their fellow Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Theoretically speaking, if this team is healthy next season, how will it mesh? Will the young guys not click with the veterans, or will we witness one of the best Wings' teams of recent memory? It'll be interesting to see.

Darren Helm not up to speed but an important addition to Red Wings' lineup | The Detroit News

Helm certainly looked up to speed last night.

NHL News

Has this been the worst year ever for Canada’s NHL teams? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
For Canada as a whole? No. For Alberta? Yes.

Your! Call: Who will make the playoffs first: Oilers or Flames?
The Flames will. The Oilers must be cursed or something.

Backes' late goal lifts Blues by Penguins 1-0 | USA Today
Are the Blues the best team in the NHL right now?

Flyers sign Raffl to two-year, $2.2 million extension | TSN
The Austrian player signed with the Flyers this past summer.

Canadiens hand Leafs fourth-straight loss - Sportsnet.ca
Thanks to the Leafs recent collapse, the Wings have been able to place themselves in quite a good position going forward. 23rd straight playoff appearance? I think so.

Thomas Vanek: Can Montreal Re-Sign Him? | The Hockey Writers
Montreal should try to re-sign Vanek. But, based off of everything that he's said this season, I think he wants to at least test free agency before committing to a team.

Nabokov, Islanders hand Jackets damaging loss - Sportsnet.ca
Thank you New York! Every game that the Blue Jackets lose is a bonus for us.

NCAA hockey bracket 2014: Minnesota the No. 1 overall seed - SBNation.com
The NCAA hockey brackets are set.

Top 10: Most points in a season by 40-and-older NHLers | Post-to-Post
Gordie Howe is #1 on the list with 103 points during the 1968-69 season when he was 40.

VIDEO: QMJHL player loses part of finger on block, has it reattached - CBSSports.com
Wow. Let's all hope for a speedy recovery.

Flames’ Matt Stajan honors late son with penalty shot goal (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I can't imagine how tough it's been for Stajan recently.

Glencross ‘got a little choked up’ at Stajan’s goal celebration | ProHockeyTalk
You can't blame him.

Canucks vs. Sabres: Ryan Stanton scores third own goal in a week - SBNation.com
Three own goals in a week? Jeez.

Let's Go Red Wings!