Quick Hits: The Shot out of a Cannon Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings: Colorado Avalanche came ‘like they were shot out of a cannon’ - Freep

“They have some very, very high-end players — McKinnon is one of the best players in the league, Makar has established himself as one of the best defensemen in the league, but they have lots of other guys. I’ve been a Nazem Kadri fan for a long time. He’s a very hard player to play against that can score. You just go up and down their lineup, there’s lots of guys.”

I guess he’s trying not to become bulletin board fodder, but nobody has to say they’re a fan of Kadri.

Around the League

Chara of Islanders to tie Chelios for most NHL games played by defenseman - NHL

“[It’s remarkable], especially for a guy his size (6-foot-9, 250 pounds), how long he’s lasted and how effective he’s been throughout his career,” Chelios told NHL.com. “I’ve met Zdeno a couple of times and spoke with him, but you talk with anyone around the League, he’s just a great guy, great team guy.

“I’m not going to say I’m happy, but it doesn’t bother me one bit that a guy like him is the guy breaking the record. Congratulations to him, it’s a heck of a feat.”

lol he’s not happy for Chara.

I liked this.