Quick Hits: The Combine Nation Edition

In Red Wings Land

NHL Combine helps Detroit Red Wings ‘put the pieces together’ on potential high draft picks - The Detroit News

A reminder that the combine is going on with some good quotes from Ryan Martin on the Wings’ approach and a small taste of the guys we’ve been talking about for the last few weeks. As a reminder, DrDangles wrote up a great idea on what else should be going on during the combine.

Around the League

Kakko missing Scouting Combine to celebrate Finland win at Worlds | NHL.com

Speaking of the combine, I feel when you’re a consensus top-two pick there’s absolutely nothing useful to be gained from showing up to the combine, especially when you’ve got a World Championship gold to celebrate in your home country. Go ahead and let him fall for it; I dare you.

David Backes said this was the kind of hit we don’t need in hockey and he’s right but he should also know because this is a hit he’s delivered a bunch in his career so he should probably shut up.