Quick Hits: The Optimism Edition

In Red Wings Land

Andrew Copp cautiously optimistic for Red Wings season-opener - MLive

He added: “I feel like I’m pretty strongly going to play in that game, but we’ll see. You’d rather be healthy for 78 games than come back too early and mess it up and it’s three weeks into the season.”

Coach Derek Lalonde said they’ll continue being cautious with Copp who will experience ups and downs in his recovery.

If he Stephen Weisses it I’ll never forgive him.

Filip Zadina: How he spent his summer readying for Detroit Red Wings season - Freep

I like his attitude. Helene is kind of feeding him answers, but his willingness to work and the idea of him being on the PK works great for me.  Lalonde deals with similar questions later in the video too.

Around the League

A look at the 10 richest owners in sports and how their teams are doing - Deadspin

Since this dude owns a lot of teams, we’ll just skip to how the major ones in America are doing. The Rams won the Super Bowl last season and are currently 2-1. The Nuggets have the two-time MVP, but can’t get over the hump in the west. And the Avalanche just won the Stanley Cup. [Editor’s note: While not part of the “Big 4” American sports, the Rapids have won an MLS cup and the Colorado Mammoth have snagged two National Lacrosse League championships under Silent Stan’s ownership.]

The Avs owner is the only one to make the list.