Quick Hits: Happy Birthday Ted Lindsay, Female Coaches in the NHL, and More on Concussions

For Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Lindsay's still going strong at 90 - Detroit Red Wings - News
Happy birthday to "Terrible" Ted Lindsay. One of the three members of the famed Production Line, few in NHL history have had the impact on and off the ice that Lindsay did.

Wings Encounter: Anthony Mantha - Detroit Red Wings - Features
Get to know Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha a bit more personally. Says his hidden talent is swimming, which makes me very glad he's not a goaltender.

"Expertly Translated": Tomas Jurco Interview | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
A translation done by a real human being gives some better insights into what Jurco actually said in an interview recently.

Around the NHL

Finalists Named for Hosting 2018 IIHF World Juniors | USA Hockey
If Detroit can't have it, no one can have it. OK fine, no one in the north, give it to Tampa.

Contract Negotiations: Whose Side Are You On? - Silver Seven
An intriguing and slightly uncomfortable look at how we value contract results. Doesn't really change how I feel about Nyquist, Pulkkinen, or Jurco's deals though.

NHL's Doomsday Preppers - Article - TSN
Players are signing contracts that offer them some level of "lockout protection." When it comes to NHL lockouts, it's no longer a matter of if but when.

Sean Couturier signs 6-year, $26 million extension - Broad Street Hockey
Contract goes into effect starting in 2016-17.

Pens sign Eric Fehr, trade Brandon Sutter to Vancouver - PensBurgh
Oh yeah, there was a trade yesterday. Here's the Pittsburgh perspective, including an Eric Fehr signing.

Bonino and Clendening Traded for Brandon Sutter - Nucks Misconduct
And now for the Vancouver side. Maybe they invested their fandom in the wrong Lendening.

The mental game inside concussions and the NHL - Pension Plan Puppets
Can't help thinking about Johan Franzen as I was reading through this whole piece.

Best Way to Get on NHL's National Broadcast Schedule? Be On a CSN Network - Defending Big D
Now this is an intriguing look at the NBC/ NBCSN schedule that could explain a few things.

The NHL's new single-team TV package is great, but the cost is not - Broad Street Hockey
A single-team version of NHL GameCenter Live is a good idea. But the cost structure is a bit out of whack. (uvgt2bkdnme: Can't say this sort of thing wasn't expected. The NHL isn't looking to charge what they think is fair; they'll charge what they think people are willing to pay.)

Penguins Performing a Rebuild-on-the Fly - PensBurgh
Looking at the Penguins roster, I can't help thinking their games are going to average at least 10 goals the same way Dallas did this past season.

Some Thoughts On Rogers Place Ticket Prices - The Copper & Blue
Does this portend what could happen when the Red Wings' new arena finally opens in a few seasons?

Where are all the female (hockey) coaches? - Arctic Ice Hockey
Funnily enough, I think a successful NWHL would greatly help this situation.

VIDEO - Daly: Gambling makes Las Vegas unique - Sportsnet.ca
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly joined Prime Time Sports to talk about potential expansion in the league, and what makes Las Vegas such a unique market.

Maple Leafs sign F Marner to ELC - Article - TSN
The No. 4 overall pick from this year's draft is signed to a contract.

Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting | ProHockeyTalk
The chart pretty much confirms what MikeMorrisSantaRosa said about Detroit being an average drafting team.