Quick Hits: Lawyer for Kane Accuser Withdraws

For Friday, September 25, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Preseason Game Recap: Red Wings 6 - Penguins 1 - Winging It In Motown
Dylan Larkin had two goals. Would have been three had someone not jumped into the crease.

Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar driven to be a 'go-to guy' | MLive.com
Tomas Tatar knows his time to be "the guy" on the team is now. For as much as we fans worry about when he and Gustav Nyquist will reach that level, I take some comfort knowing the players realize this too.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk on schedule in recovery from ankle surgery | MLive.com
Pavel Datsyuk can't return soon enough.

Wings’ Sheahan looks to step up his offense | The Detroit News
"Maybe I can be a little more assertive when it comes to taking the puck to the net and maybe shooting first, rather than passing." Yes, please, you have the shot for it.

Detroit sends ’15 first-rounder Svechnikov back to junior | ProHockeyTalk
The 19th overall pick is on his way back to the Screaming Eagles.

Around the NHL

Patrick Kane case: Attorney drops accuser as client - NHL - SI.com
"There’s a lot to unpack here. For starters, Eoannou hastily and publicly dropping the accuser as a client could expose him to potential discipline in his practice of law."

The NHL has a responsibility to suspend Patrick Kane - SBNation.com
The NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks aren't doing themselves any favors with how they've handled this situation.

D.A. to address tampering allegations - Article - TSN
Erie County district attorney Frank Sedita will speak at a news conference Friday to address the tampering allegations.

NHL's new 3-on-3 OT is a thrill, but coaches will find a way to spoil it | SI.com
I'm honestly not sure there will be a way for coaches to suck the fun out of 3-on-3.

Ryan McDonagh Q&A: How to play three games on a broken foot - Sportsnet.ca
This is a bit insane.

Score effects provide critical context in stats analysis - Article - TSN
I'm still a bit iffy on score effects for the simple reason that I haven't seen it shown yet that it's more accurate than unadjusted numbers. But there should be a pretty noticeable difference, in theory.

Opposing Teams Are Keeping An Eye On Oscar Lindberg - Blueshirt Banter
If the guy actually makes it to waivers, they're anticipating a slew of teams would be interested in claiming him.