Quick Hits: Mantha and the Prospects Tournament

NB: J.J. did 100% of the link-finding for today. Thanks, J.J.!

Red Wings News

Anthony Mantha headlines Detroit Red Wings' roster for prospects tournament next month | MLive.com
The Red Wings have 11 players back from the team that won the prospects tournament for the first time last year and more than half of their top 25 prospects will be in Traverse City for the event beginning Sept. 12.

Danny DeKeyser Will Fly With The Blue Angels - The Malik Report
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser will ride along with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerial demonstration team in an F/A-18 Hornet on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison, Mich.

Andreas Athanasiou - Prospects Report - Presented by Flagstar Bank Video - NHL VideoCenter - Detroit Red Wings
Andreas Athanasiou is a special kid.

Ronald Ilitch, son of Detroit Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, arrested on cocaine charge | News - Home
A son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has been arraigned after allegedly being caught with cocaine.

D2D43: Howard's Goals Against in RBS and QS
D2D43 took a look at the specific kinds of goals that Jimmy Howard gave up during his QS and RBS starts this season and explores the hypothesis about whether Howard falls victim to the "cocky/bears down" narrative. It's a good read. I asked him to follow up with a look at the games directly after QS and RBS starts and hope to see that soon. Very interesting piece.

Around the NHL

What is the true value of taking a goaltender early in the NHL draft? - Litter Box Cats
The true value of taking a goaltender early is to show off how much you should be fired, really.

Does hockey need ‘warning track’ to prevent devastating injuries? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I'd like to see them try this in the AHL first to see if the unintended consequence of turning the orange area into a "no-hitting zone" would actually happen, but if not, there's no real non-aesthetic reason not to do this. If that's the case, I'd argue watching a guy get his face broken is way uglier than any orange line circling the rink.

Nicklas Backstrom Finally Receives His Olympic Silver Medal From Sochi
Getting suspended from just the one game where an award is given shouldn't disqualify you from receiving what the rest of your team did.

2013 - 2014 Devils Passing Review: Devils vs the Atlantic Division - In Lou We Trust
Math! Charts!

2014 Season Review: Mike Richards - Jewels From The Crown
This is better for the comments than anything.

Sportsnet Adds More Hockey Broadcasting Talent To Their Lineup - Kukla's Korner

The Extremely Unofficial Fan Guide to Evaluating NHL Officiating - Defending Big D
This is better than what I would have written on the topic.

Why We Love Hockey - Hockey Wilderness
I'm a sucker for this stuff.

Fanspeak: Dominik Hasek voted greatest Sabres in franchise history | ProHockeyTalk
Red Wings great Dominik Hasek is the greatest Sabre in team history.