Quick Hits: Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom Hall of Fame Red Wings

For Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Update On Flint Firebirds Owner Firing Coaching Staff, Players Quitting - Winging It In Motown
The situation is reaching an ending, though given what's gone down so far, it's tough to say this can ever have a "happy" ending.

1989 NHL Draft helped Detroit Red Wings build one of NHL best teams - NHL.com Long Read
Pretty sure no draft class will ever come close to having the same impact.

SI Vault: Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom was NHL's Mr. Perfect - NHL - SI.com
A SI Vault feature about Nicklas Lidstrom from 2008.

Maltby, Bowman discuss Fedorov and Lidstrom's legacies | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Also updated with an interview from Kris Draper.

Red Wings will consider retiring Sergei Fedorov's number - WXYZ.com
Not sure this means it's any closer than the last time this topic was brought up, but it's going to be discussed by the relevant people on Thursday.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk not ready yet, but will skate with Henrik Zetterberg when he returns | MLive.com

Wings look for Abdelkader to rediscover grinder role | The Detroit News
"During Monday’s practice, Abdelkader found himself off a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin, and primarily skating with Andreas Athanasiou and Teemu Pulkkinen." Must be so frustrating to go from elite skilled players to pretty good skilled players.

Jimmy Howard of Detroit Red Wings practices one day after collision - NHL.com - News
Like we said, JImmy Howard is OK.

Athanasiou impresses Red WIngs in NHL debut - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
More AA please.

Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson: Officials need to watch more closely for hits to the head | MLive.com
Players need to stop sugarcoating to cover for the officials. No excuses are made for the players, so why do they feel the need to do so for the referees?

Around the NHL

One simple rule change to boost NHL scoring - Pension Plan Puppets
This is pretty interesting.

5 More Ways to Increase Scoring in the NHL - Jewels From The Crown
Commenter: "Empty Net Wednesdays!"

NHL GMs to discuss controversial compensation rule - Sportsnet.ca
NHL general managers are expected to review rule changes and discuss the coach and executive compensation policy at their annual November meeting on Tuesday.

Gary Bettman: NHL 'still deciding' on Olympic participation | theScore
I mean, if there's a deadline that hasn't come yet, they can take all the time they want to decide, but there's only one right decision.

Thin 2016 crop could open Hockey Hall of Fame to Eric Lindros | SI.com
Chris Osgood's time to shine as well!

The Six Tiers of New Jersey Devils Ticket Prices for 2015-16 - All About The Jersey
Ticket prices are a pretty difficult game to predict accurately, but there are some intriguing finds here.

Carey Price is receiving out-of-town medical advice on his injury - Eyes On The Prize
So I guess Carey Price is going to be out longer than expected?

Artemi Panarin isn't favored to win the Calder Trophy, but he should be - Second City Hockey
He should lose the way Jimmy Howard lost years ago: stupid age arguments.

Arizona Coyotes @ Anaheim Ducks instant recap: Downing the Ducks - Five For Howling
Ryan Getzlaf made the drop pass that led to Mikkel Boedker's game winner.