Quick Hits: The Boxing Day Edition

In Red Wings Land

Ho, Ho, Hockeytown: A holiday guide to Detroit Red Wings’ past, present and future - Freep

Michigan forward Matthew Beniers (USA) is one of the higher-end prospects at the tournament. Michigan did not, however, release defenseman Owen Power to Hockey Canada. (Because of travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada, Power would have had to quarantine in Canada for two weeks before the start of Canada’s camp.) Forward Aatu Räty, was left off Finland’s roster, and Sweden left behind forward William Eklund after he tested positive for COVD-19 and cut defenseman Simon Edvinsson.

Around the NHL

What if NHL Teams Could Only Draft in Their Backyards? - SI

Detroit is the runaway winner thanks to the University of Michigan’s unprecedented freshman class and the goldmine that is the National Team Development Program. Chicago is unexpectedly strong and the Hawks can thank the USHL’s Steel for being such a prospect factory these days. And Kraken fans will be happy to notice that their new NHL team is surrounded by prospects right now.