Quick Hits: NHL Adidas Jersey Deal, Daniel Briere Retires

For Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Tickets Go on Sale Monday August 24th - Winging It In Motown
One more step closer to the streams filled with running water known as the regular season and Red Wings hockey after journeying through the desert of the NHL offseason.

Can Jeff Blashill Top Babcock, Bowman In First Year? The Hockey Writers
I gotta say, looking at this list, I'm pretty sick of new Red Wings coaches getting ousted in the first round. Your move, Mr. Blashill.

Red Wings outlook: Talented Gustav Nyquist looking for more production at even strength, on the road | MLive.com
Even Khan(!) thinks Gustav Nyquist needs to produce more at even strength next season.

Red Wings' Ben Marshall Becomes Free Agent - Winging It In Motown
Guy playing third-pair minutes with the Gophers in his senior season? Yeah, not surprised the Red Wings didn't opt to sign Ben Marshall.

Around the NHL

Adidas lands NHL jersey deal - Article - TSN
We're already losing Joe Louis Arena to a corporate name. Don't tell us we're going to get ads on the jerseys. Oh my goodness, it's worse than I thought.

Commentary: All sexual assault victims deserve support, not just the "good" ones - Hockey Wilderness
"This is my problem with the Buffalo News article about his accuser going to his house to keep an eye on her friend. . . . It also reinforces the idea that only a woman with a squeaky-clean reputation deserves any kind of defense in a sexual assault case."

Daniel Briere announces retirement from NHL after 17 seasons - NHL.com - News
Center Daniel Briere announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday after 17 seasons with five teams. Some perspective from two teams he played major roles for.

Concussion issue especially tricky for less afluent NHL | The Detroit News
The NHL is very interested in a settlement in order to have a "cost containment certainty," as opposed to having the court award damages.

Is Tyler Toffoli the Next Justin Williams? - Jewels From The Crown
Pretty interesting look at how a player on the rise against a player in the twilight of his career.

Ducks get speed boost; sign Mike Santorelli for one year at $875K | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Veteran contract for cheap, and not a bad guy to sign in this particular situation. But why did it have to be the Ducks?

Site News: The New Name & The New Writers - In Lou We Trust
In Lou We Trust will become All About the Jersey.

Inside the Storm: Behind the Scenes of Canes TV with John Forslund - Canes Country
Great interview from Canes Country with Carolina Hurricanes and national play-by-play man John Forslund.

Therrien says he's changed, but has he? - Sportsnet.ca
Over-under: Christmas, when Therrien benches Alexander Semin and it all becomes a distraction to the team.