Quick Hits: The Shootout Curse

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Blue Jackets 1, Red Wings 0 (SO): Jimmy Howard stellar in regulation but Detroit loses another in a shootout | MLive.com
Not a fan of the shootout. At all.

Thoughts on Xavier Ouellet's Roster Spot - DetroitHockey.Net

As much as I would like Holland to move Kindl, I really do not like Lashoff, despite the fact that he is ridiculously cheap. If Kindl cannot be traded, I would waive Lashoff in order to keep Ouellet with the Wings.

Not a repeat: Wings put Weiss on IR | ProHockeyTalk

Weiss was placed on IR to make room for Justin Abdelkader.

NHL News

Yep, Beau Bennett has the mumps | ProHockeyTalk
Another one bites the dust.

Will plummeting Russian ruble kill the KHL? | Puck Daddy
Let's not get carried away here. The KHL may suffer over the next few months or even seasons. But, the league will remain. I would be shocked if anything significant happened to it.

Panthers win NHL record 20-round shootout against Capitals - CBSSports.com
One of my friends was at this game and he said it was one of the most amazing things that he had ever seen.

Trade: Sabres send Adam to Columbus for D’Amigo | ProHockeyTalk
Nothing earth shattering, but a trade nonetheless. A change of scenery may have been necessary for the pair.

Los Angeles Kings unveil Stadium Series jerseys | For The Win

They are not spectacular, but they are not that bad either.

What would it take for Ted Nolan to win coach of the year? | The Hockey News
Ted Nolan is not a bad coach. But, in my book, no coach deserves this award unless they lead their team into the playoffs.

(Video) PHT Extra: Would the Oilers really trade Taylor Hall? | ProHockeyTalk
Probably not. Saying that you would consider moving Hall should act as a real wakeup call for the team. But, then again, if the Oilers can get a very good return for Hall, why not move him?

Let's Go Red Wings!