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Quick Hits: Red Wings Hope To Re-sign Jonas Gustavsson

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings hoping to sign backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to one-year deal | MLive.com
Holland seems to agree with me that having Mrazek spend another year in the AHL is still more beneficial than having him play 20ish games with the Wings next season.

Mattias Backman: The Next Prospect To Join The Detroit Red Wings? – Octopus Thrower
Once again, the more Swedes the merrier!

Teemu Pulkkinen Is Overrated | Nightmare on Helm Street

He may not be a Mantha, but I don’t think that he is overrated.

Detroit Red Wings’ Ken Holland exploring trades, but feels good about young talent | Detroit Free Press
“Well you see, Stephen Weiss returning is almost like a trade deadline acquistion”.

NHL News

Islanders stay aggressive, acquire Dan Boyle from Sharks for conditional draft pick – SBNation.com
This is another low-risk, high-reward move by the Islanders. Regardless of whether or not Boyle ends up signing with them, this was a great trade by the Islanders.

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 scores big ratings for NBC | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports
NBC keeps on setting new records for themselves this playoff season.

Wild sign Finnish league sniper Keranen | ProHockeyTalk
Michael Keranen was voted as the SM-liiga’s best player last season.

Stanley Cup Final: Despite loss, plenty of reason for Rangers optimism – CBSSports.com
I would not count out the Rangers just yet. I mean, it’s not like the Kings dominated them in Game 1. That said, winning Game 2 is crucial. I doubt that they can climb out of a 2-0 hole.

Ryan McDonagh, the other amazing super awesome young defenseman in Stanley Cup Final | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

Drew Doughty may be the best defenseman in the Stanley Cup Final, but he is by no means the only talented player in his position.

Kings winning over fans in Los Angeles – Sportsnet.ca
Now that the Lakers are finally bad again, people in L.A. can begin shifting their attention to the Kings.

AEG CEO flatly denies Kings are up for sale | ProHockeyTalk
CEO Dan Beckerman said “there are no plans to sell the franchise today, tomorrow or anytime in the future”. I think that got the point across.

Report: Ron Wilson interviews for Panthers’ open coaching position – CBSSports.com
Ron Wilson has most recently been the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Should Bettman Outsource the Stanley Cup Presentation? | The Hockey Writers

I think that Bettman should hand out the Cup, but if not him, I would not mind a former player (Yzerman, Howe, etc…) handing over the Cup.

Cardiac Kings know they can’t keep coming from behind | Post-to-Post
But if it works, why stop?

Rangers fans pack Bryant Park to watch Game 1 – SBNation.com
If you cannot be at the game, this is the place to be.

VIDEO: Bad British Commentary takes on 2013 Stanley Cup Final – CBSSports.com
“Mary Poppins, look how small the goals are!”

Pens re-sign AHL scoring leader Kostopoulos | ProHockeyTalk
Tom Kostopoulos scored 47 points for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.

Bettman says some NHL teams worth more than Clippers | TSN
I love the NHL and all, but I honestly doubt that any team is worth more than $2 billion. If you had to speculate which teams could be worth that valuation, the Maple Leafs, Canadiens, and Rangers seem to be the most likely choices.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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