Quick Hits: Women's Hockey Game At Winter Classic; Darren Helm To Return Soon?

Red Wings News

Red Wings 5, Oilers 2: Despite slow start, mastery of Edmonton continues | MLive.com
It might not have been a perfect game, but after the first period, the Wings rightfully dominated the Oilers and got the job done. Two more points, and some confidence to go with it after two tough losses. Good game by the Red Wings!

Griffins sign Jeff Lerg to professional tryout - MiHockey
The Griffins needed another goaltender now that Petr Mrazek is with the Red Wings.

5 things to watch: Darren Helm return on horizon? Red Wings hosting pair of struggling teams | MLive.com
Darren Helm may be back this weekend, although that is uncertain.

Tatar goes vogue with clothing line - Detroit Red Wings

All Tatar needs to do is use Madonna's "Vogue" in a commercial and he is set.

NHL News

Vegas confirms 8K in ticket sales | ProHockeyTalk
Bill Foley is still 2,000 ticket deposits short of his 10,000 goal. The most important question for a potential Las Vegas franchise is whether or not a consistent fan base can be established in the city.

Report: AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps relocating to Winnipeg next season | The Hockey News
Interesting that they want the Winnipeg market, which is not the largest, to support two professional hockey teams.

Flames' road trip success proves doubters wrong - Sportsnet.ca
The Flames are putting themselves in a position of maybe passing the Wild or the Jets for the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference. The Kings are also not far behind.

Monique Lamoureux wants women’s game at Boston Winter Classic (Interview) | Puck Daddy
This is a really good idea, and I think that Gary Bettman agrees. It would be a great marketing opportunity, and it could also help draw national attention to the women's sport.

What went wrong for the 2014-15 Sharks, and is there time to fix it? - CBSSports.com
Unless they pull off a miracle, the Sharks are going to miss the playoffs this year. For a team that needs to decide whether or not to rebuild, barely missing the playoffs is not the best thing.

Polak (hernia) done for year as Leafs lose another veteran d-man | ProHockeyTalk
Stephane Robidas is also out for the rest of the season.

Ovechkin not to blame for poor plus-minus - Sportsnet.ca
I would not go as far as to say that he is not to blame. Ovechkin is obviously not a great two-way player. But, not all of the fault for his weak defensive ability should fall on his shoulders.

NHL Power Rankings | USA Today
The Red Wings fell one spot to #10 in USA Today's latest NHL power rankings.

Nolan rips ‘lackadaisical’ Grigorenko | ProHockeyTalk
Well, I learned a new word today.

Let's Go Red Wings!