Quick Hits: Is Gordie Howe The Most Popular Wings' Player Ever?

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Gordie Howe wins bracket vote as most popular Detroit Red Wings player ever | Detroit Free Press
Howe beat out Yzerman with 52% of the votes. You really have to consider how fortunate the Wings have been to be able to have those two players in their organization. Not to mention the countless other superstars and legends that have played for the Wings.

DeKeyser supports Safety Day - Detroit Red Wings
DeKeyser was autographing bike helmets in a campaign to promote safety.

Jim Paek Eyes Korean Miracle On-Ice | Grand Rapids Griffins
If South Korea could win the Ice Hockey Gold at the '18 Olympics, the hockey world would collapse. Literally. Could you imagine the reaction from Don Cherry?

Down Memory Lane: A look at the 2006-07 Detroit Red Wings - Octopus Thrower
None of the Wings' 2006 draft picks remain in the organization. Besides that, it was a pretty good season for the Wings. Finishing first in the Western Conference, and then losing in six games to Anaheim in the WCF is not bad by any means. Especially when you consider what was to occur the following year.

NHL News

Teemu Selanne could make $5 million just to play home games | Puck Daddy
Selanne has been offered two contracts from KHL club Jokerit: a $10 million deal to play the full season, and a $5 million deal to just pay the home games. A win-win scenario for Selanne.

It's time to drastically overhaul minor league hockey in North America - SBNation.com
I agree that a change needs to come to the current system. And, as long as the Griffins remain in Grand Rapids, I am fine with that.

NHL, KHL extend memorandum of understanding | ProHockeyTalk
This basically means that the two leagues have to honor each other's contracts with its respective players.

NHL breakout players in 2014-15: West - Sportsnet.ca
I am looking forward to see what Nichushkin can do with the Stars next season. He scored 34 points last season as a rookie.

Remembering the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that brought line changes to the NHL - SBNation.com
Taking a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates, the hockey team. You can thank them for the whole "rolling multiple lines" concept.

Canadiens are Canada's top sports brand, says research firm Leafs fans now hate | Puck Daddy

This survey could not have been incredibly accurate, considering that the Leafs are the NHL's most valued franchise. They were the only NHL franchise on Forbes' list of the top-50 most valuable sport's franchises in the world.

Hurricanes sign Haydn Fleury to entry-level deal | ProHockeyTalk
Carolina drafted Fleury with the 7th-overall pick in this years draft.

VIDEO: Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly - CBSSports.com
Ovechkin may be able fly, but he cannot win a Stanley Cup.

Comparing Sidney Crosby with other legends at age 27 | The Hockey News

Compared with the players mentioned in the article, Crosby has so far had a better career than Ovechkin, and a very comparable career to Jagr and Lemieux when they all were 27. But, he has a lot of work to do if he wants to match the achievements of Howe and Gretzky.

Let's Go Red Wings!