Quick Hits: The Other Perspectives Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings sign Jakub Vrana to three-year deal that has lower cap hit than Anthony Mantha - RMNB

“I think size and skill is how you win, especially in the playoffs,” MacLellan said. “You can get bigger, but if you can’t play the game, I don’t think it contributes much to your lineup. I grew up watching the Atlanta Flames. I played a little bit in Calgary. They were big skilled teams. I think that’s the path to a championship, especially in the playoffs.”

You all already knew about this signing but I like to get to perspective from the Caps fan side.

Around the League

RIP Espo.

Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King inks NIL deal with NHL’s Florida Panthers - ESPN

The Florida Panthers have signed a quarterback.

This is an interesting strategy for the Panthers and I like the idea of trying to grow the game in Sunrise by tying to a much more popular sport in the state.  I don’t know if it will work out, but if they can build something similar to how Nashville essentially translated a college football-like fan atmosphere to the hockey rink, that can only be a good thing for the franchise.

Report: Context about Nathan MacKinnon exists.

There you go.