Quick Hits: Rangers Win; Jonas Gustavsson Leaving Red Wings

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' Holland plans to meet with Blashill this week | Detroit Free Press
Jeff Blashill's promotion to the Red Wings' head coach is inevitable, and as soon as the Griffins' season is over we should have official word from the Red Wings about it.

Jeff Blashill should be fine dealing with Detroit Red Wings veterans | Detroit Free Press
While the majority of Griffins' players are young prospects, the team also employs veterans like Jeff Hoggan who are in their 30's. Blashill should not have a problem managing the Wings' veterans.

Jonas Gustavsson enjoyed three seasons with Red Wings but understands it's time to move on | MLive.com
Hej då Jonas! I really wished that Gustavsson's stint with the Wings would have turned out better for him, because when he was healthy he was a great goaltender. The problem was that he was rarely healthy. I do not think that his NHL career is over, but he may need to play in Sweden for a year.

Henrik Zetterberg goal up for voting for NHL play of the year | Detroit Free Press
Vote for Zetterberg!

NHL News

A storm brewing: Rangers rally to force Game 7 with Lightning | ProHockeyTalk
Let's go Rangers!

Unappreciated Anaheim Ducks are one win away from Stanley Cup final | USA Today
I am really pulling for a Ducks-Rangers final, and while the Ducks are not my ideal Cup winning team (the Wings are, of course), I would much rather have them lift it than the Blackhawks or the Lightning.

Hitchcock, Blues reach one-year extension | TSN
What an awkward welcome back from the Blues after they openly courted Mike Babcock.

Is this Chicago's last push as an elite NHL team? - Sportsnet.ca
The Blackhawks will certainly have some tough roster decisions to through this offseason, but I do not think that this is their last season as an "elite" team. They will still contend for the Cup for the next couple of seasons at least.

No NHL-first offer has been made for Seattle arena, says Hansen | ProHockeyTalk
A few months ago a Seattle NHL franchise seemed inevitable, but now I am not so sure. The city wants an NBA team there before the NHL can come, and the return of the NBA to Seattle is looking increasingly unlikely. Who would have thought that a Las Vegas franchise would seem more likely than Seattle?

Poker star Daniel Negreanu leading charge for Las Vegas expansion | The Hockey News
Speaking of a Las Vegas NHL franchise...

Today in great sports GIFs: Dog vs. Hockey Player | CBSSports.com
Does the dog shoot right? If so, I think we may have found our new defenseman.

Blues wait for Vladimir Sobotka decision as deadline approaches | Puck Daddy
If Sobotka decides to return to the NHL he will have to play at least one more season with the Blues before he can pursue free agency.

Coach's Corner: Dineen should be NHL head coach - Sportsnet.ca
There are not a lot of coaching vacancies but a lot of unemployed coaches right now, which does not bode well for Kevin Dineen's head coaching prospects.

Bob Clarke really doesn’t care for tanking | ProHockeyTalk
From Clarke: "It pisses me off that teams try to lose continually to come up with the Crosbys...and Malkins."

Watch Chris Kreider flatten Steven Stamkos for trying to hit him twice - SBNation.com
Kreider said that enough is enough.

Let's Go Red Wings!