Quick Hits: Red Wings Prospect Vili Saarijarvi, Flint Firebirds Strike

For Monday, November 9, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Report: Flint Firebirds coaching staff fired immediately after comeback win - Winging It In Motown
Developing firestorm surrounding Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi's team.

Ken Holland on The Fan 590 | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Red Wings GM Ken Holland joined Sportsnet radio on Friday.

Red Wings greats Fedorov, Lidstrom: 'Special' to join Hall together | Detroit Free Press
Hall of Fame weekend meant lots of Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov over the weekend.

Father and son make unique NHL history - Detroit Red Wings - News
Ray Ferraro worked the game against Toronto with his son Landon in the lineup.

Red Wings Game Recap: Stars 4 - Red Wings 1 - Winging It In Motown
Oh bleh. I guess there were games this weekend. Jimmy Howard got hurt. But hey, at least we also won!

Henrik Zetterberg scores 300th NHL goal for Detroit Red Wings - NHL.com - News
Week full of milestones for the Red Wings captain.

Pavel Datsyuk 'close' to returning for Detroit Red Wings | MLive.com
Datsyuk's getting impatient, and so am I. "I know it's more important to recover good than play longer."

Red Wings recall Andreas Athanasiou from Grand Rapids | MLive.com
Andreas Athanasiou did in fact play against Dallas, and he looked solid, if unspectacular, in his debut.

Wings fall to Stars; Howard leaves but is OK | The Detroit News
And now I finally see while putting all these links together that Howard is OK.

Ales Hemsky boards Jonathan Ericsson; discipline coming? (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"Discipline coming" hahahahhahahahah *coughcough* hahahahahhahahah DoPS doesn't suspend people who break the rules against the Red Wings.

Red Wings place in Hall of Fame annals all up to Pavel Datsyuk | The Hockey News
Pavel Datsyuk will be a Hall of Famer.

Around the NHL

Dallas Stars Gut Out 4-1 Win Over Detroit Red Wings With Strong Outing From Kari Lehtonen - Defending Big D
View from the enemy. Pension Plan Puppets with Friday's game here.

C’Mon Ref: Inside the two-referee system - Article - TSN
This is a really interesting look at how the system is designed to work, with some tidbits from Fraser's own experience.

Canadiens vs Bruins recap: The power play lifts the Habs to a come-from-behind victory - Eyes On The Prize
So Montreal and their constant winning is getting really annoying.

Ramblings: The curse of the Jack Adams Award | ESPN
Should we re-evaluate how we award the Jack Adams trophy? Should we even still have a "coach of the year" award?

Rasmus Ristolainen, Josh Gorges and the Law of Diminishing Returns - Die By The Blade
Interesting look at ice time distribution.

Pascal Dupuis of Pittsburgh Penguins taken to hospital as precaution for possible clot-related symptoms
Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis tested negative for blood clot issues after he experienced possible symptoms over the weekend.

Deploying the Youth on Defence - The Copper & Blue
Detroit is third-to-last.

Nicholls says head of NHL Alumni Association ‘screwing over’ former players - Article - TSN
Supposedly sparked by a refusal to share details of the concussion lawsuit filed against the NHL.

Syracuse Crunch opinion piece: Playing with strangers - Raw Charge
A look into team-building.

Can the first 10 games of a season predict a team's performance? | SI.com
The short answer is no. The long answer is, "So wait, the Red Wings will eventually get back to their dominant puck-possession ways, right? RIGHT?!"

Hilary Knight's OT goal gives U.S. Four Nations Cup title over Canada | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This was really slick.

Ramblings: The curse of the Jack Adams Award | ESPN
Should we re-evaluate how we award the Jack Adams trophy? Should we even still have a "coach of the year" award?