Quick Hits: Jim Paek To Coach South Korea's National Team

Red Wings News

Paek Accepts Position As Head Coach of Korean Men's National Team | Grand Rapids Griffins
Jim Paek joined the Griffins in 2005. He is now faced with the difficult task of guiding South Korea into the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Red Wings Firsts: Xavier Ouellet - Detroit Red Wings
Out of the Wings' four top defensive prospects, I have a feeling that Ouellet is the most NHL-ready, and is also the most well-rounded player out of the bunch. That said, I have a feeling that Ryan Sproul will have a more successful, or "flashy", NHL career. I mean, his shot...

After nearly joining 50-goal club, Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou ready to turn pro | MLive.com
It is safe to say that the Wings probably got a steal in the 4th round of the 2012 draft when they took Athanasiou.

Hirschfeld Lands One-Year AHL Contract | Grand Rapids Griffins
Aiden Hirschfeld played in 13 games with the Griffins last season, scoring two points. He also played in 49 games for the Toledo Walleye, scoring 29 points.

The 313 turns 313: All-time Detroit sports teams | Detroit Free Press
The Red Wings' 1997 and 2002 Stanley Cup winning team's were both included on the list.

NHL News

Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain | ProHockeyTalk
The saga is over, for now...Signing him to a two-year deal gives the Avalanche a lot of options. They could try and convince him to stay, which is not going to happen, but, they can also trade him after a year and get something in return.

Report: Chris Kreider, Rangers reach two-year deal before arbitration - CBSSports.com
Kreider signed a two-year, $4.95 million deal with the Rangers. He scored 17 goals and 37 points with the Rangers last season.

NHL general managers love overpaying for so-called 'winners' - SBNation.com
Being a "winner" can be a good thing, but just because you have won a Stanley Cup, that does not mean that you are great player. If I was a GM, I would view experience as a bonus, rather than a reason to sign a player.

Stamkos shrugs off talk of LeBron-like homecoming to Toronto in 2016 | ProHockeyTalk
If he does go to Toronto, Don Cherry is going to host a "Decision Show" on CBC.

Patrick Kane shows up to Buffalo men's league game, destroys everyone | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Show no mercy, take no prisoners.

PHOTOS: Henrik Lundqvist selling $6.5 million New York City penthouse - CBSSports.com
I am not that acquainted with the NYC real estate market, but isn't this a pretty fair deal on a penthouse?

Manitoba girls charged with assault after attacking officials during hockey brawl | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If you ever thought women's hockey was "soft" (for lack of better term), this proves that notion wrong.

Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player? | Post-to-Post
If I had to pick a team to finish last, I would have to say either the Sabres or the Jets. The Sabres are in a rebuilding phase, and are simply not that good, while the Jets are the definition of mediocrity, and if a couple of things go wrong for them, they may completely collapse.

The top 5 NHL players whose names begin with 'E' - SBNation.com

Jonathan Ericsson is the best player obviously.

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