Quick Hits: Happy New Years Eve!

Red Wings News

Red Wings recall defenseman Xavier Ouellet, place Jakub Kindl (sprained elbow) on short-term IR | MLive.com
Hopefully Ouellet stays with the Wings permanently this time around.

Griffins Begin Five-Game Home Stand With NYE Battle Against Rockford | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins are heading home for their next couple of games.

Detroit Red Wings increase intensity in practice following consecutive poor performances | MLive.com
If you want to win you have to work hard for the result.

NHL News

Reports: Sun glare could push back start time of Winter Classic | ProHockeyTalk
Sun glare off of the ice can be really bad. If the NHL knows that there will be more cloud cover later on in the hour, why not wait?

With two days left to vote, Sabres F Girgensons, Blackhawks still lead NHL All-Star voting | TSN
Zemgus Girgensons is easily going to run away with the vote.

Outdoor NHL games haven't lost their momentum | USA Today
I agree. The outdoor games are still as fun and unique as they were a few years ago, but I hope that does not change.

Jaromir Jagr has 'no problem' if Devils want to trade him - CBSSports.com

Serious question here: would you want the Wings to consider to trade for Jagr if he comes in at a cheap price? As a trade deadline acquisition, I do not think that it is a terrible idea. Jagr has 21 points in 37 games this season with the Devils.

Report: Barroway purchase of Coyotes to close this week | ProHockeyTalk
The Coyotes ownership saga is yet again in the news, but this time, it is for a good reason.

Blackhawks’ Crawford, Raanta show off Winter Classic masks | The Hockey News
Antti Raanta's mask looks pretty good actually.

30 Thoughts: Coyotes' Vermette a wanted man - Sportsnet.ca
Friedman mentions Detroit as a potential landing spot for Antoine Vermette. Why? I do not see the need for him.

NHL Power Rankings: Eight-game streak shows what Rangers can do | CBSSports.com
The Wings were ranked at #10, with the Blackhawks being ranked at #1 and the Oilers being ranked at the bottom of the league.

Let's Go Red Wings!