Quick Hits: No Expansion Vote

For Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Game Recap: Sabres 4 - Red Wings 5 (SO) - Winging It In Motown
Team USA young phenoms Eichel and Larkin went head-to-head for the first time in their pro careers. Did you hear a little something about that?

Dylan Larkin of Detroit Red Wings named NHL Rookie of the Month for November 2015 | NHL.com - News
Dylan Larkin won the November Calder Trophy.

Sabres' Jack Eichel has seen Dylan Larkin's prowess 'for years' | Detroit Free Press
Young American phenoms have nice things to say about each other.

Blashill defends penalty killers, fourth line | The Detroit News
"First, I hope we continue to have leads late," he said. "Secondly, can we build on those leads so that when a mistake does happen, and mistakes absolutely are going to happen, it doesn’t result in the game being tied?" — I disagree with coach on the conclusion, but I can really appreciate the thorough approach and how he views the situation from a bunch of different vantage points.

Ken Holland addresses the Red Wings' 'process' | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Red Wings GM Ken Holland was on 590 The Fan on Sportsnet, speaking to Prime Time Sports.

Tomas Tatar Arena Cam Video - NHL VideoCenter
Tomas Tatar was on NHL Arena Cam following last night's win.

Red Wings' Jeff Blashill praises Brendan Smith for defending Zetterberg | Detroit Free Press
Would be nice if the referees would be more competent. But I realize I'm asking for a unicorn in saying that.

Around the NHL

Sabres at Red Wings recap: Sabres almost steal one, lose 5-4 (SO) - Die By The Blade
View from the enemy.

Legends who held on too long | ESPN
Read to the end. It's pretty entertaining.

Lundqvist gives Rangers an advantage in fight against regression - Article - TSN
How can a player like Henrik Lundqvist affect his team's "base" PDO, and how can that help potentially stave off a regression collapse?

Ottawa Senators Lose Game, Michalek, and Zibanejad to Philadelphia Flyers - Silver Seven
Radko Gudas is doing Radko Gudas things . . . again.

Expansion vote not on Board of Governors agenda - Article - TSN
Discussions and reports to be made, but no votes. Also on the agenda: the executive compensation rule, potential salary cap projections, and reports on the new All-Star game format and "bye week."

Garret Sparks' historic shutout: did Mike Palmateer actually do it first? - Pension Plan Puppets
No. Read about why Maple Leafs fans on the internet are wrong.

Salary cap estimate for 2016-17 will affect Stamkos deal, trade market | SI.com
Things could get interesting depending on the actual numbers that come out for the cap projections.

Habs’ Nathan Beaulieu KO’d in fight. Why wasn’t he placed in concussion protocol? | The Hockey News
Accompanying video doesn't help because it doesn't show much of Nathan Beaulieu after the fight.

The reports of the NHL's goal-scoring woes have been greatly exaggerated - Eyes On The Prize
There are some interesting comparisons being made here, but I'm not sure I would agree with the idea that three data points out of 10 can all be outliers in the same set.

Scott Gomez helps keep Anchorage girls high school hockey program afloat (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Awesome way to give back.

Teddy bear madness! 7,908 stuff animals fly at annual AHL Teddy Bear Toss | The Hockey News
I love this. I just want to jump in the wheelbarrows that carry all these stuffy friends and claim them all for myself.