Quick Hits: Pavel Datsyuk on Schedule, Stadium Series Jerseys, and Flames Re-sign Mark Giordano

For Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

WIIM Radio: End of August Edition - Winging It In Motown
Check out the latest episode of WIIM Radio posted yesterday. Dan Cleary talk, another prospect report from Michelle, a Western Conference preview, and some answers to some of your questions.

Red Wings outlook: Offensively gifted Tomas Tatar looks to improve all-around game | MLive.com
Khan with a preview of everyone's favorite, Tomas Tatar.

More info on the Stadium Series Jersey Design? - Winging It In Motown
At least the Red Wings logo potentially isn't going to be anywhere near as hideous as the prior guess.

Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk 'on schedule' as he rehabs following ankle surgery | MLive.com
If Ken Holland keeps getting positive news, I'll take that as positive news.

Sundin, Lidstrom, Alfredsson named advisors for Sweden's World Cup team | theScore
Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom and former also Red Wing Daniel Alfredsson are getting front office gigs with the Swedish national team.

Alumni announced for 2015 HockeyFest - Detroit Red Wings - Press Release
Red Wings Alumni announced for 2015 HockeyFest, plus ticket information.

Around the NHL

Analytics, Goodhart's Law & why scorers stop scoring - Eyes On The Prize
This is a really great look into the pitfalls of statistics, especially in the context of misplaced priorities, where the stats become an end in and of themselves instead of something like "winning the game."

Welcome Chris Joseph To The St. Louis Sports Hall Of Fame - St. Louis Game Time
Former Red Wing Curtis Joseph was also a St. Louis Blue. So I find it hard to believe that "Chris" Joseph somehow got into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame over Curtis.

Flames re-sign Mark Giordano - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Pretty major signing yesterday as the Calgary Flames locked up their top defenseman for another six years. How long he remains a top defenseman is anyone's guess.

Ducks Dish: Kesler's Deal Got Killed Nationally, So Why Isn't Giordano's? - Anaheim Calling
Much of the reaction to Giordano's deal has been positive. Why then did the Ducks get the thumbs down for signing the younger Ryan Kesler to a slightly more expensive deal? (uvgt2bkdnme: Because they're the Ducks.)

Quebec City's NHL bid no slam dunk just yet - Sportsnet.ca
"Maybe — just maybe — there will be NO expansion right now. Maybe Phase Three’s due diligence reveals too much questionable data, and aggressive presumptions."

The Inferiority Complex of Being an Ottawa Senators Fan - Silver Seven
"Be it history, geography, or something else, for some reason cheering for the Sens just makes you feel like the small child hoping to get noticed by the NHL."

Coach Johnston: Kessel to start with Crosby - PensBurgh
Our long national nightmare is over. We have received the answers to life's questions that we were looking for. And also who was going to center Phil Kessel in Pittsburgh.

Brampton Thunder select Sarah Edney first overall in CWHL draft - Pension Plan Puppets
The CWHL Entry Draft was held on Sunday. Here's a little profile on the first overall selection.

Patrick Kane tribute dropped from London Knights camp, per report - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks forward will no longer have a London Knights training camp team named after him.

If only it were that simple to just sign Steven Stamkos - Raw Charge
Actually, it is. Just negotiate some terms favorable to both parties, get them in the same room, get the contract printed, and sign on the dotted line! See? Simple!

Developing and Deploying Youth on Defence - The Copper & Blue
A look into how coach Todd McLellan deployed young defenceman in San Jose, and there might actually be some applicable lessons Jeff Blashill could take and use for the Red Wings.