Quick Hits: Johan Franzen's Health, Red Wings Prospects, and Bryce Salvador's Concussion Battle

For Thursday, September 3, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Howard Ready to Roar In Awesome Lion Mask - The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
It is confirmed: Jimmy Howard's new mask design is of a lion. I can finally see where the eyes should be instead of just looking at the holes they drilled.

Johan Franzen's Health Is Highly Concerning - Winging It In Motown
Johan Franzen blew up Red Wings internet yesterday, as everyone and their mother wrote about him working to get back to playing again this season. Problem is, Franzen's probably too far gone with how many hits to the head he's taken.

See live webcam stream of Red Wings arena site progress in Detroit | MLive.com
Olympia Development of Michigan Wednesday launched a live, round-the-clock streaming webcam showing the entire Detroit Events Center site downtown. Link to actual stream here.

Cohasset's Pat Holway focused on next step in hockey career - Sports - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA - Brockton, MA
Red Wings 2015 draft pick Pat Holway played competitively in lacrosse before being drafted this past summer by Detroit.

Ranking Top 15 Red Wings Prospects: Evgeny Svechnikov - Winging It In Motown
Our first round pick from this past season Evgeny Svechnikov made the Top 15 Red Wings prospects list.

Forward Adam Marsh capitalizes on second chance to salvage career, become Red Wings prospect | MLive.com
After quitting his team in 2013-14, Marsh went to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and scored 24 goals for the Saint John Sea Dogs last season.

Around the NHL

Report: NHL moves trade deadline to Feb. 29, 2016 | theScore
There will be plenty of teams looking to make the leap at the deadline.

‘Til It’s Gone | The Players' Tribune
This is a really touching story of what happened to Bryce Salvador when he suffered a concussion.

New York Rangers Traverse City Roster Announced; Assorted Thoughts - Blueshirt Banter
Another Traverse City tournament roster is released, although it was apparently released three days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins sale price tag? Might be NHL record $750 million | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins are asking $750 million (U.S.) for the team, but face long odds of finding a buyer who’s willing to pay that much.

CHL players are getting the short end of the stick - Nucks Misconduct
If you're not Auston Matthews, who's good enough to play in the Swiss league while young enough to still not yet be drafted, what are you getting as a junior hockey player in the WHL?

College hockey fights battle for California players | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NCAA competes with the CHL for talent, especially in the 15-17-year-old age group.

The decline of Russians in the NHL, and the 5 forwards poised to bring them back | theScore
From 72 Russian players in the NHL in 2000-01 to 29 in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Justin Bourne lists five Russians who might inspire some more from across the pond to come over to North America.

Antti Raanta says he hoped his Blackhawks would lose in playoffs - NHL - SI.com
Well, this will end well.

Raanta denies wanting Blackhawks to lose: 'I'm not that kind of guy' | theScore
Uh huh. Sure.

HATE WEEK: I Hate These Teams - Anaheim Calling
"The Ducks have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs a total of ten times. Once by each of New Jersey, Edmonton, Dallas, Nashville, LA, and Chicago, and four times by Detroit."