Quick Hits: Oilers Fire Coach; Taylor Hall To Be Traded?

Red Wings News

Duff: Franzen, Tatar ill but it’s not mumps | Windsor Star
Whew! Babcock thinks that they will both play tonight against the Blue Jackets.

Jimmy Howard And Petr Mrazek Holiday Goalie Masks [PHOTO] " CBS Detroit
Both of their helmets are somewhat creepy and bizarre.

Red Wings taking precautions against NHL mumps outbreak | Detroit News
The Wings are offering their players booster shots against the mumps if they want them.

Red Wings Can't Solve Enigmatic Shootout | MiHockey
I know why we cannot win in the shootout: we do not have Todd Bertuzzi anymore.

NHL News

Slava Voynov kicked, choked, bloodied wife according to police | Puck Daddy
I think the title speaks for itself here. I wonder how quickly the NHL will react to this.

Dallas Eakins fired by Oilers - SBNation.com
This was coming from a mile away. Craig MacTavish is temporarily taking over as head coach.

81 people hospitalized after Zamboni leaks carbon monoxide in hockey rink | For The Win
Wow. An ice resurfacer leaked the carbon monoxide into the rink.

Power Rankings: Soaring Ducks on pace for 120 points | The Hockey News
The Red Wings were ranked 11th, with the Anaheim grabbing the first spot and the Oilers finishing last.

Taylor Hall is un-coachable, will be on trade block: Report | Puck Daddy
Well then...Since it's Edmonton I'm not too surprised, but this is unexpected. At least the Oilers should get a good return for Hall.

Sens owner: We’re the ‘smart ones’ for avoiding free-agent busts | ProHockeyTalk
If you were so smart, why have you not won a Stanley Cup yet?

Report: Longtime NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun retires - CBSSports.com
Vokoun missed all of last season due to blood clots. He was an often underrated goaltender. Congrats on a great career!

Denver, Minnesota front-runners for Stadium Series game next season - SBNation.com
Minnesota seems like a good choice, and Denver isn't a bad option either.

Let's Go Red Wings!