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Quick Hits: Travis Hamonic on the Block, Coach Salaries, More Player Safety Incompetence

Detroit Red Wings News

Game Recap: Capitals beat Red Wings in Overtime after exciting goaltending duel – Winging It In Motown
Ugh, losing.

Detroit Red Wing Dylan Larkin steps out of Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel’s shadow | FOX Sports
“After years of playing with or in the shadow of Jack Eichel, Dylan Larkin is finally claiming the spotlight as his own.”

Green shows glimpses of why Wings signed defenseman | The Detroit News
Just please stay healthy.

Red Wings Q&A: Kirk Maltby on which Stanley Cup meant the most, ‘chirping’ and The Grind Line | MLive.com
Take a trip down memory lane with Kirk Maltby.

Sergei Fedorov and the story of the white Nike skates | Sporting News
Only Fedorov could pull those off.

Around the NHL

New York Islanders trying to trade Travis Hamonic – Sportsnet.ca
I’m not convinced trading for Hamonic is a good idea. Apparently, the trade request is for family reasons.

Capitals vs. Red Wings Recap: Holtby Shines Bright, Kuzy Ends It In OT – Japers’ Rink
View from the enemy.

UPDATE: No suspension for Nino Niederreiter, Olli Maatta update – PensBurgh
Dissolve DoPS.

The NHL Needs to Start Evaluating Hits instead of Injuries – Hockey Wilderness
“Does anyone really believe that bashing someone’s head into the boards isn’t dangerous?” Shea Weber doesn’t have any problem with it.

What determines coach salaries? A look at NHL bench bosses | Hockey Graphs
How did Mike Babcock end up getting so much money, and why Ken Hitchcock makes less money than newcomer Dave Hakstol.

Kings suspend contract of prospect facing 12 domestic-related charges – Article – TSN
“The incident comes two months after Kings general manager Dean Lombardi vowed to make changes to the Kings’ internal program and player education in the wake of three arrests during the 2014-15 season.” Also, apparently this guy participated in an awareness campaign conducted by the Kings to supposedly help prevent this situation.

‘Fighting Hawks’ voted as new North Dakota nickname | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports
It was brought to my attention yesterday that “Cavalry” was in the final 15 possible names. It’s an absolute travesty it wasn’t in contention.

The NHL All-Star Weekend lost its soul by killing the fantasy draft – SBNation.com
I’ll admit that I was a bit disappointed that the new format wouldn’t keep the fantasy draft. I wouldn’t say it “lost its soul” though.

Doughty: New ASG format ‘really tiring’ – Article – TSN
The All-Star “break.” I can’t wait to see all the overanalysis on players’ late-season performances.

Caveat Emptor: Why The Bruins D Troubles Make Them Chum Floating In A Sea Full Of Sharks – Stanley Cup of Chowder
“These are the kinds of circumstances in which panic trades get made.” Potentially another trade from the same GM that gave away Dougie Hamilton.

C’Mon Ref: Niederreiter deserved a boarding major and game misconduct – Article – TSN
I can’t believe how often I’m agreeing with Kerry Fraser these days.

Buffalo Sabres having bad luck with the coach’s challenge – Die By The Blade
Three goals called back. I know we don’t have many data points for this phenomenon yet, but that sounds like a lot.

Carey Price participating in first practice since his injury – Eyes On The Prize
Guess this means he’s not far off.

Should the Red Wings attempt to acquire Travis Hamonic?

Push hard 17
Give Garth Snow a call 73
Don’t even bother 80

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