Quick Hits: The Future Griffins Edition

In Red Wings Land

Stockpile of Red Wings draft picks will 'significantly' change Griffins | MLive.com
Pete Wallner takes an interesting look at how the stockpile of draft picks will force the Wings to alter what has been a decently veteran-heavy makeup of the Griffins over the last few seasons. I'm just hoping it doesn't lead to a bunch of kids getting the ECHL kiss of death.

Around the League

NHL planning more outdoor games at US service academies | The Kansas City Star
Just remember that the NHL is not interested in political statements...