Quick Hits: The Go West Young Men Edition
Red Wings vs. Penguins 5pm at Little Caesars Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit (Local), NHLN (not-as-local)
In Red Wings Land
Projecting the Detroit Red Wings’ opening night lineup, version 2.0 - Freep
Helene’s guesses at who’s winning the roster battles right now has no Rasmussen, Veleno, Zadina, Cholowski, Seider, or Kaski. It’s a long preseason and an even longer regular season though.
Patrik Nemeth’s strength, shot-blocking to boost Red Wings defense - mlive
I don’t really care about shot-blocking and I tend to prefer puck-movers over stay-at-home defense, but I have liked what I’ve seen from Nemeth so far. Honestly, the guy isn’t terrible at moving the puck either, it’s just the diggers love praising his net-front stuff.
Around the League
Hughes scores twice for Devils in preseason debut - NHL.com
Well good for him.
Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended by the Jets for not reporting to training camp, according to TSN. The defenseman was granted a personal leave of absence last Friday. https://t.co/kcnYOuuXGu— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) September 22, 2019
This is a cap move as much as anything for the Jets to protect their money while Byfuglien makes up his mind about his future.