Quick Hits: The Who is That Edition
In Red Wings Land
A ‘Jeopardy!’ clue asked which team Gordie Howe played for. No one got it right. - Freep
“Gordie Howe was Alex’s favorite player,” Bialik said.
How dare they.
THEY DID IT!!! 🇨🇦— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 3, 2021
Canada wins in overtime!!
Andrew Mangiapane is the hero in OT to defeat Russia! 🔥@HockeyCanada #IIHFWorlds #ROCCAN @NHLFlames pic.twitter.com/xeIcJBUTzV
Around the League
Mock 2021 NHL Draft: Power to Sabres; Kraken take Beniers at No. 2 - NHL
6. Detroit Red Wings
Kimelman — Jesper Wallstedt, G, Lulea (SWE): The Red Wings need a goalie to add to their development pipeline and Wallstedt (6-3, 214) is the best available. Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman is fearless when it comes to identifying talent. Two years ago, the Red Wings had the No. 6 pick and went against the grain to select defenseman Moritz Seider, who now looks like a future top-pair player. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a similar move by the Red Wings here. Wallstedt has a calm, controlled style, tracks pucks well and already has experience playing in the top league.
Morreale — Mason McTavish, C, Peterborough (OHL): A powerful skater with balance and solid puck-protection skills, McTavish (6-1, 207) scored 11 points (nine goals, two assists) in 13 games on loan with EHC Olten in the Swiss League, the second-highest professional league in Switzerland. He scored 11 points (five goals, six assists) in seven games to help Canada win the U-18s.
Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele has been suspended for four games for Charging Montreal’s Jake Evans. https://t.co/MhMHK55lmC— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) June 4, 2021
Should have been more.