Quick Hits: Red Wings TV Schedule, AHL Schedule, and Mike Richards Update

For Friday, August 28, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Announce 2015-16 TV Schedule - Winging It In Motown
The Wings will get to hear Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond and the other road color commentators on Fox Sports Detroit 70 times this year.

Red Wings outlook: Landon Ferraro's speed, forechecking ability could lead to grinder role | MLive.com
Another player preview from Ansar Khan, this time on Landon Ferraro and whether he might even make the team.

2015-16 AHL/Grand Rapids Griffins Schedule Released - Winging It In Motown
The full AHL schedule was released yesterday, and here's the Grand Rapids Griffins part of it.

Around the NHL

Sabres offering Cody Franson two-year deal according to Mike Harrington - Die By The Blade
The 28-year-old free agent defenseman is still unsigned as September quickly approaches, but reports are that the Buffalo Sabres have offered him a deal.

The 2015 Run To The Playoffs Will Always Be Worth It - Silver Seven
In hindsight, the Ottawa Senators of last season lived out the debate between tanking for the best possible draft pick and making the playoffs instead when the opportunity presented itself.

Government to auction off Gretzky memorabilia - Article - TSN
There's actually more hockey memorabilia being auctioned off, but it includes Wayne Gretzky's NHL draft questionnaire.

Blues Invite Scott Gomez To Training Camp - St. Louis Game Time
Because the last time they decided to employ an over-the-hill New Jersey Devil worked out really well for them, yes it did.

KHL goalie beaten from center by laser blast | ESPN
The Kontinental Hockey League season is already underway, and we already have a center-ice goal to watch. From the last replay angle, it looks like the goalie was expecting the guy to dump the puck in, but whoops, he's actually shooting at the net that you're about to vacate.

Boston Blades GM confident about the upcoming season after the draft - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The only context you need about the CWHL Boston team before reading this piece is that most of their players that won the championship last season have jumped ship for the NWHL. Safe to say, the Boston Blades' roster was absolutely decimated.

Report: Islanders to replace Ice Girls with co-ed clean-up team at Barclays Center - Lighthouse Hockey
Further update says that most of the ice girls will remain on the new co-ed crew in Brooklyn.

Anze Kopitar Week: Kopitar's Impact on Slovenian Hockey - Jewels From The Crown
It's Anze Kopitar Week for our friends over at Jewels from the Crown. Here's a look at the impact one player has had on an entire nation's hockey growth. Hockey participation in Slovenia hasn't necessarily skyrocketed since Kopitar arrived, but the foundation has been laid.

The Five NHL Rules You Definitely Need to Know " Grantland
Five NHL rules you already know, but some twists that you may not. Our Getting to Know the NHL Rulebook series has covered the first two.

NFL rookie says hockey made him a tackling machine | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Nick Dzubnar said the tools hockey gave him are the foundation for the kind of football player he’s become.

Hurricanes sign Elias Lindholm to two-year contract extension - Canes Country
The Carolina Hurricanes extend one of their growing core players in Elias Lindholm.

The Food At Rogers Place, Maybe Not As Advertised - The Copper & Blue
Potential arena food issues at the Edmonton Oilers new facility.

Mike Richards Charged With Possession of a Controlled Substance - Jewels From The Crown
Details on the Mike Richards news from yesterday, from the actual crime he may have committed — Richards was charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with possession of a controlled substance — to how that crime may or may not affect the grievance case currently pending from the NHLPA.

Kings sign D Sharipzyanov to entry-level deal - Article - TSN
I mostly included this because of the name. I honestly have an easier time reading it in Cyrillic than in the Roman alphabet.

Blues' Berglund to miss 4 months after aggravating shoulder injury | theScore
So don't expect to see Patrik Berglund until 2016.

BREAKING: Was Nate Prosser Part of Team Rocket? - Hockey Wilderness
"Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light. Surrender now or prepare to fight!"

Top 10 weirdest hockey team names | SI.com
Actual comment on this piece: "No Maple Leafs? Dumbest name in sports, hands down." Honestly hard to agree with the commenter when this list features such gems as the Macon Whoopee, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, and the Minot Minotauros.