Quick Hits: The Finally Released Edition

In Red Wings Land

Red Wings’ Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno might start season in Czech Republic - MLive

To add to the Zadina story we learned on Wednesday, it’s possible Joe Veleno might go with him. This would be very cool.

HC Ocelari Trinic starts its season on Oct. 7.

Believe it or not, Frans Nielsen can still help the Detroit Red Wings. Here’s how - Freep

He can still be of value to the Wings, and if he can earn some confidence with a good 2020-21, then there’s a chance Yzerman can unload him at the 2022 trade deadline, similarly to how veteran Mike Green was dealt at the 2020 deadline.

The context about how Nielsen wasn’t put in as much of a position to succeed scoring-wise is a good reminder, but “play well enough to get traded” is kind of a defeatist thing, huh?

At least she didn’t say “retire”, I guess...

Around the NHL

NHL Twitter goes crazy after Seattle Kraken announce team name, logo, jersey - NBC Sports Boston

This has got to be just about the tamest selection of tweets possible.