Quick Hits: The NHL's Got The Mumps

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' offense hits a bit of a rut during three-game winless skid | MLive.com
You can't win them all. But, the Wings have to get back to a winning form.

22-year-old Tomas Jurco flashing skills for Red Wings | Detroit News

Jurco's production has been patchy this season, but he's skilled enough to become a star in the NHL one day. He still has a while to develop before he achieves that though.

Uppgifter: Bäckman kan återvända till LHC | Expressen
Red Wings' prospect Mattias Bäckman may be on his way back to Sweden. There is nothing certain here yet, but the possibility certainly exists.

Brendan Smith compelled to 'answer the bell' by fighting again; Red Wings look to flush game | MLive.com

I don't know about you, but I think that Smith should take a long break from fighting.

NHL News

Sidney Crosby's mystery issue confirmed as the mumps (Update) | Puck Daddy
Two things: 1) based off of the picture, what else could it have been? 2) What is causing this massive spread of mumps in the NHL?

How did the NHL have a mumps outbreak? - SBNation.com
Here's an answer to question #2.

Rangers’ Brassard diagnosed with mumps | ProHockeyTalk
Another player has the mumps!

Wayne Gretzky involved with prospective NHL ownership group in Las Vegas - SBNation.com
Of course he is. It's happening folks! The NHL is heading to Vegas. But, will it stay in Vegas?

Reimer perfect in shootout as Maple Leafs beat Kings for fifth straight win | TSN
After a shaky start to their season, the Leafs have been pretty good as of late.

Blackhawks trade Jeremy Morin to Blue Jackets, fulfilling request | Puck Daddy
Hey a trade! The Blackhawks traded Morin to the Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Tim Erixon.

Let's Go Red Wings!