Quick Hits: The Spice to See you Again Edition
In Red Wings Land
Yzerman opens up about Detroit Red Wings rebuild - Crain’s Detroit
The team has floated a few promotions to lure fans, such as the #MyHockeytown Valentine’s Day Sale, offering a “buy one get one deal” on tickets to all remaining home games.
The only way to consistently fill the arena, though, is by offering a better product — the team must improve to capture the interest of fans again. The only way that will happen, Yzerman said, is by picking up young talent.
Detroit Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha to return Tuesday in Buffalo - The Freep
Meaballs are back on the menu, fellas!
“I feel great,” Mantha said. “If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be coming back tomorrow.”
Also, an update on Fabbri who left the Boston game after getting hit hard by Chris Wagner:
Robby Fabbri was on the ice for the morning skate but he’s uncertain whether he’ll play against the Sabres. He departed early in the 3-1 upset of Boston on Sunday when he took a hit to the jaw while getting checked. He didn’t sustain a head injury but the jaw is still sore.
Around the League
ELIAS PETTERSSON IS THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF NHL STARS WHO ARE TARGETS OF ON-ICE ABUSE - The Hockey News
Not much has changed since Mario Lemieux called the NHL a garage league and it’s unfortunate that there’s any truth to this statement from Campbell:
So, Elias Pettersson is going to continue to put up with this until (a) he starts answering in kind with his stick, (b) the Canucks go out and get someone who will protect him, or (c) the NHL changes its philosophy when it comes to protecting players