Quick Hits: Jimmy Howard For Vezina?

Red Wings News

Red Wings' Johan Franzen looks to snap out of slump after battling flu and sickness for three weeks | MLive.com
Franzen has been feeling sick for the last couple of weeks and that has affected his game. Sometimes the only remedy for a sickness is taking it easy for a few days, which Franzen has been doing.

Gordie Howe continues to improve, back on his feet | Detroit Free Press
More great news about Gordie Howe's recovery.

Lack of scoring becoming a pattern that Red Wings need to break to reverse four-game slide | MLive.com
The Wings' successful winning period of the last few weeks was based on outscoring the opponent. In the last couple of games, the Wings' offense has fallen silent. It needs to awaken again for the Wings to get back on the winning track.

Todd Bertuzzi hanging out with his old team, Guelph Storm | Guelph Mercury
Todd Bertuzzi is using his new found free-time to work with the Guelph Strom, where his nephew Tyler Bertuzzi plays.

Griffins forward Mitch Callahan looks 'to be great every night' as role expands with experience | MLive.com
Callahan may not have made the Red Wings' roster out of camp, but he knows that his NHL chance is not gone. Another good season could see him getting the chance with either the Wings or a different NHL team next season. Just look at Nestrasil and what he managed to do.

NHL News

Erik Gudbranson makes Brayden Schenn sit upside down on bench - SBNation.com
Gudbransoned does not have the same ring as Kronwalled.

Trade: Jets get d-man Harrison from Carolina | ProHockeyTalk
For what its worth, Jakub Kindl is a much better player than Jay Harrison. We could have done this.

KHL vows not to cut player salaries, considers contraction next season | Puck Daddy
Real world events are really affecting the KHL.

Hurricanes put abrupt end to Maple Leafs' six-game winning streak | TSN
The Leafs have really rebounded after their disastrous start.

Top 10 Vezina candidates of 2014-15: Rinne rules | The Hockey News
Rinne, Fleury, and Quick were the top-3 goaltenders on the list, but what is interesting is the goaltender at #5. To see Jimmy Howard ranked that high on a Vezina candidates list is a welcome sight. Things can and will change by the time the season is over, but I think this helps show how Howard has rebounded this season. Even the non-Red Wings' community is noticing the difference in his play.

85-year old Canadian set to break Guinness record for oldest hockey player | Puck Daddy
Shows that you are never too old to accomplish something.

AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons to cease operations at end of season | ProHockeyTalk
The Oilers are in need of a new AHL affiliate.

Rangers test Lee Stempniak, two others in American Hockey League for mumps | USA Today
The Rangers' Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard have already been diagnosed with the mumps. The team does not want the disease to spread to its other players.

Let's Go Red Wings!