Quick Hits: NHL '15 Cover Vote; Carolina Fires Its HC

Red Wings News

Red Wings' options for right-handed defenseman include free agency, trade or Grand Rapids | MLive.com
Khan listed Shea Weber and Tyler Myers as potential trade targets. Weber is not going to happen, and I don't know if Myers is good enough.

A numerical look at what went wrong for the Red Wings this postseason | The Detroit Hustle
Some Wings' playoff stats.

It's Time To Trade Jakub Kindl | The Hockey Writers
I would much rather have the Wings trade Brian Lashoff. I think Kindl can bring more to this team when he is playing at his best than Lashoff can.

NHL News

Carolina fires coach Muller, two assistants - Sportsnet.ca
Oh, the times they are a-changin' in Carolina.

Stars' Ray Whitney mulling retirement at age 42 - CBSSports.com
Ray Whitney has had a long career, and played for the Wings in 2003-2004.

Subban, Kessel, Karlsson among players up for EA Sports' hockey video game cover - The Hockey News

EA Sports is having a cover vote for the NHL '15 cover. No Red Wings are up for the cover vote this year. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards.

Why don't we appreciate Marian Hossa? - SBNation.com
Because he refused to take less money to remain with the Wings, that's why.

Ted Lindsay Award: Sidney Crosby vs. two other guys | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If Crosby wins, it will be his third Ted Lindsay award that he has won in his career.

Habs coach says the Bruins ‘try to influence referees,’ because that’s what they do | ProHockeyTalk
And the shots keep on being fired.

Stanley Cup playoffs: New format, realignment already paying off for NHL - SBNation.com
I have to admit, I was skeptical about how the new system would pan off. And while it will still need to stand the test of time, it's so far so good for the NHL's new playoff system.

How have the last 10 EA NHL cover boys fared? - Sportsnet.ca
Unlike the EA Sports NFL franchise, the NHL one does not seem to carry the "cover boy curse".

PHOTO: Tomas Hertl has autographed stick from Martin Biron - CBSSports.com
A cool souvenir to bring back home.

Columbus ‘not worried’ about re-signing Johansen | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan Johansen has emerged as one of Columbus's better players.

Can Doug Gilmour finally fix the Kingston Frontenacs? | Post-to-Post
Apparently only two OHL teams (Kingston, Sarnia) have not won an OHL playoff series since 2011. That's pretty amazing.

'Prehistoric hockey' is the most insane video you'll see today | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

If you are into bizarre hockey videos, this is for you.

Let's Go Red Wings!