Quick Hits: The Don’t Make us Wait Edition

In Red Wings Land

Steve Yzerman could reveal Jeff Blashill’s coaching future with Detroit Red Wings Monday - Freep

He is well regarded within the organization, recognized for doing a good job despite rosters that have lacked star power and that, especially the past two seasons, have been decimated by injuries. There’s never been chaos in the locker room, and on the whole, the team works hard. Players ranging from Dylan Larkin to Tyler Bertuzzi to Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina all have taken steps forward during Blashill’s tenure.

I would definitely rather know sooner than later.

Around the League

25 Under 25: Ranking the Best Young Players in the NHL - Bleacher Report

No one in the league can match McDavid’s ability to pull off dazzling plays at high speed. He has the ability to seize control of a game with his impressive offensive skills. The Oilers captain is the prime reason his club will secure a playoff berth this season. He leads all scorers since 2015-16 with 372 assists, 565 points and a points-per-game average of 1.40.

No Wings on that list.