Quick Hits: Samuelsson, Tootoo, & Datsyuk Updates

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Samuelsson feels he didn’t get fair shot with Wings | Windsor Star
A couple of interesting points from this article. First, Sammy does have a point that the Wings did not give him the best opportunity to succeed. In the 30 games that he played with the Wings, he averaged only 10 minutes per game. Second, Sammy said that he really did not suffer from any major injuries this season, outside of injuring his soldier late in the season.

Datsyuk opts for rehab over surgery to repair ailing left knee | Red Wings Front

While having surgery is a more painful and grueling experience, it usually fixes the problem. Simply having rehab may lead to further knee problems in the future.

Jordin Tootoo still believes he can play in NHL, but first he has to get healthy | MLive.com
I fully believe that Tootoo can still play in the NHL. But he will not be able to play for the Wings. .

Watch: Tomas Holmstrom fires pucks at a steak in new Swedish TV commercial | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
I wonder if he bought the steak at ICA or Willys?

Red Wings Prospect Mantha On a Mission | The Hockey Writers
Taking a look at Anthony Mantha and his future with the Wings.

NHL News

Canadiens hold on to beat Bruins and take series lead | TSN
Let's go Montreal! Beat Boston for us.

Ron Hextall to be named Flyers general manager; Paul Holmgren 'promoted' to president - Broad Street Hockey
Holmgren has always been an interesting general manager. It will be interesting to see what Hextall decides to do.

Milan Lucic spears Alexei Emelin again? Habs 'fuming' over incident - CBSSports.com
Milan "Gary's Favorite" Lucic will avoid suspension yet again.

Bishop: St. Louis trade a shock, knew he was upset about Olympics | ProHockeyTalk
I'm sure that Bishop must have known that at least a trade was possible for St. Louis.

Officially back for 2014-15, Ken Hitchcock reflects on Blues’ painful playoff exit | Post-to-Post
The Blues have a good group of players, but they need something to bring them over the hump.

Roberts: Stamkos lacks power in injured leg - Sportsnet.ca
While Steven Stamkos can play again after his injury, his legs are still out of shape.

This is why NHL concussion protocols fail | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The process of diagnosing concussions has improved, but there are still steps that have to be taken to improve the process.

Kings part ways with longtime AHL coach Morris | ProHockeyTalk
Mark Morris has been the coach of the Manchester Monarchs for the last eight seasons.

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2014: Bonafide superstar P.K. Subban is the Canadiens' only hope - SBNation.com

P.K. Subban has really earned his contract that he held out for. I would not be surprised if he becomes the highest paid defenseman in the NHL this summer.

Let's Go Red Wings!