Quick Hits: A Red Wings Win, a Coach/GM Compensation Tweak, Ghostwriting

For Monday, October 26, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Game Recap: Say Whaaaaattttt?!?!?! Red Wings 3 - Canucks 2 - Winging It In Motown
You want to read about the win from this past weekend, right? You don't want to read about the loss written by this idiot, do you?

Jeff Blashill talks Red Wings personnel combos before Flames game | Detroit Free Press
This was about the changes head coach Jeff Blashill made prior to Friday's game against the Calgary Flames. This is still useful stuff to keep in mind for when players start getting healthy, especially on the blue line.

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill, the ‘new guy’ in Detroit, isn’t so new - The Globe and Mail
"I love helping guys get better and teams get better and that intrinsic feeling you get from seeing that happen. I love that. I love the competition of it. Between those two things – the competition and the value of watching teams and individual players get better – that’s what I enjoy about coaching."

Pulkkinen powering up | IIHF
Feature on Teemu Pulkkinen from the IIHF.

Gordie Howe through the years | Detroit Free Press
This is pretty cool.

Red Wings have a long-term plan with Tomas Jurco, who needs to skate better to reach next level | MLive.com
"They still believe in him, even as his season-long struggles in 2014-15 have carried over into this season." I'm not convinced he's even been given a chance to struggle.

Angry Red Wings ignited by second-intermission talk, stage comeback to end winless skid | MLive.com
Jeff Blashill wanted better from the team, and they got it after the captain sparked it.

I Can See Cleary Now | Grand Rapids Griffins: Griffins Features
"It had been a long, long time since he last played in the AHL. Fifteen years, in fact."

Around the NHL

Calgary Flames Host Detroit Red Wings - Matchsticks and Gasoline
View from the enemy. Matchsticks stat recap here. Nucks Misconduct viewpoints here.

Michael Raffl leaves game after taking elbow to head, collapsing on bench - Broad Street Hockey
This looked awful. He would thankfully be ok though.

Canadiens vs Leafs recap: Can't lose for winning - Eyes On The Prize
Doesn't matter, the Montreal Canadiens aren't winning the Stanley Cup.

Eight Games In, Penguins Struggle to League’s Second-worst Offense | Inside Hockey
Toronto won the Phil Kessel trade.

Melnyk confirms Sens pursuing game on Parliament Hill - Article - TSN
There were reports toward the end of the offseason. It is now confirmed that they are looking to make it happen.

NHL expected to tweak its coach/GM compensation rule - Sportsnet.ca

2016 NHL draft: Auston Matthews, and then who? Early takeaways for top prospects
Somehow, we'll end up with Jesse Puljujarvi so we can have him and Vili Saarijarvi.

Lawyers ‘ghostwriting’ stories for former players, NHL charges - Article - TSN

Gamer: Ducks Still Can't Find The Back Of The Net - Anaheim Calling
So finally, when the Anaheim Ducks aren't predicted to fall off because of some shooting percentage regression, they're actually bad now?

Hockey Fights Cancer: How to Get Involved - Japers' Rink
The NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer month is drawing to a close.

Game 9 Recap: Jackets Finally in the Win Column - The Cannon
And it was in regulation!

Women's Hockey Notebook: Making dollars and sense of the NHL's lack of involvement | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This is a risk they don't want to take.

New technology will transform how fans watch hockey | The Hockey News
I feel like this is a bit overstated in how quickly these kinds of changes will happen, but I could buy the idea that it will happen within my lifetime.

Ryan Johansen Benched in Tortorella's Columbus Debut | Along the Boards
All this hand-wringing over Ryan Johansen's contract, and he got benched when a new coach came in.