Quick Hits: The It’s All About us Edition

In Red Wings Land

How will Steve Yzerman shape the Detroit Red Wings at trade deadline - Freep

Helene mines the mailbag to talk about how little trade value everybody has (except AA), Discusses Rasmussen’s development, and fields somebody who wants Glendening to be captain.

Trevor Daley among Red Wings players inspired by Black Hockey History Tour - The Detroit News

Daley reflects on those gains as the NHL Black Hockey History Tour stops at the Charles Wright Museum and Little Caesars Arena.

When he was growing up in Toronto, Daley said there were certain players he would admire and pay attention to when they played. “Being an African American, you look at guys like Anson Carter, Kevin Weekes, Tony McKegney, some of the guys that looked like you out there,” Daley said. “Seeing those guys really helped me to make me want to keep going and trying to get to the level they were at.”

Around the League

Alex Ovechkin ninth on NHL all-time goals list as Capitals beat Islanders - The Washington Post

Ovi caught Yzerman in goals yesterday.

The rise of Swedish defensemen: How Victor Hedman, others have taken over the NHL

Nick Lidstrom walked (on water) so guys like Karlsson and Hedman could.. also walk... less-perfectly.  I don’t know. I fell in love with using the walked-on-water thing without thinking the rest of the metaphor through. Sue me.