Quick Hits: The Show me More Edition
In Red Wings Land
Slow-starting Givani Smith needs to show Red Wings “a little bit more” - Detroit News
“(We) talked at the end of a shift last game,” Blashill said. “He has to make sure he’s sprinting all over the ice when he’s out there. Sprinting and stopping. If he does those things, he’s effective.
Protecting him in the expansion draft and then losing him to waivers would upset a lot of people. I’m one of them. He had an amazing shift to set up the goal that tied the game at 2-2 in the third period last night.
Around the League
#CBJ announce opening-night (Oct. 14 vs Arizona) plans to honor goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks , who died July 4 in a fireworks mishap in Michigan.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 6, 2021
Kivlenieks family will travel from Latvia to take part in ceremonial puck drop.
And there’s more ... pic.twitter.com/6ZPAkDVb5F
Fantastic touch from the Jackets’ organization. Love this.
32 Thoughts: The fallout from Robin Lehner’s comments - Sportsnet
28. Dylan Larkin called it on Kirill Tyutyayev. “He can score,” the Red Wing said during the NHL/NHLPA media tour in Chicago. Larkin added you never know how someone is going to do until you see him in games, but when they skated together before camp Tyutyayev impressed the Detroit captain with his nose for the net.
The Manny Legace interview clip is also in there, as well as more clarification on the Lehner stuff, Brady Tkachuk rumors and Friedman’s opinion that Evander Kane being found to have forged a vaccine card wouldn’t endanger his contract.