Quick Hits: The Welcome to the Dance Edition

In Red Wings Land

Entering final homestand of season, Red Wings still searching for offense - Detroit News

“How do you manufacture offense?” Blashill said. “You spend more time in the other team’s end. You grind them down, and they chip it in your zone and try to make a change because they’re tired, you jam it down their throat.

“That’s how you create offense most of the time in this league, by grinding the other team down, kind of like they (the Hurricanes) did over the course of the game.”

Wise words from the coach of one of the worst offensive teams in the league.

Stay tuned for more wisdom, such as “if you stand on the dance floor until somebody’s butt brushes up against you, you’re dating them now.”

Around the League

Seattle Kraken officially become NHL’s 32nd team after final expansion payment - Sportsnet

The Kraken are now free to sign and trade for players, as well as participate in league meetings and receive internal NHL memos, according to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. The team will participate in an expansion draft on July 21 where every team except for the Vegas Golden Knights will lose a player to Seattle.

They should try trading for that Connor McDavid fellow.