Quick Hits: The Factors of Ten Edition

In Red Wings Land

Red Wings celebrate Perron’s 1,000th game with video, custom T-shirts - NHL

Defenseman Olli Maatta at first called Perron a good friend, but then decided he wanted to redo his answer because it was too nice.

“I like that he doesn’t know when to be quiet,” Maatta re-answered.

Around the League

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Refined. The Red Wings have significantly improved from being one of the league’s worst defensive teams a year ago. New coach Derek Lalonde has helped Detroit gain some polish, and GM Steve Yzerman’s additions — particularly netminder Ville Husso — have seriously moved the needle. The Red Wings require more consistency but have come a long way.

They have us at ten.