Quick Hits: Jurco close to signing, Mantha isn't a bust, Ted Lindsay lifts more than you, Maple Leafs acquire Lou Lamoriello

Red Wings News:

Red Wings and Tomas Jurco Closing in on a Two-Year Contract, According to Foreign Report | Winging It In Motown

According to a Euro report, Tomas Jurco could be signing a two-year deal sometime soon. According to the Diggers, that's just not true.

The Demise Of Anthony Mantha Has Been Greatly Exaggerated | Winging It In Motown

Great read from Michelle yesterday on how Anthony Mantha's "disappointing" rookie AHL season isn't really that disappointing. Lets alter our expectations, shall we?

Wings legend Lindsay still going strong near 90 | Detroit News

Terrible Ted can bench more than you.

Jerome Verrier hoping for contract with Red Wings after battling injuries in final junior season | MLive.com

Development Camp standout Jerome Verrier hopes that he can earn himself a contract with the Red Wings, or any NHL club. Big, skilled offensive winger who played damn well in both scrimmages during Red Wings Prospect Camp. If he can stay healthy, I think it would be a great free agent signing.

NHL News:

Leafs hire longtime Devils architect Lou Lamoriello as new general manager | Pension Plan Puppets

Lou Lamoriello is now the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Man, that sounds weird. What a weird, and shocking turn of events.

What statistics ignore, the human side of hockey, and some Habs anecdotes | Eyes On The Prize

A very insightful, and informative read from EOTP here. Provides a lot of perspective on NHL teams, on player, coach, and front office levels.

City of Glendale to vote on potential settlement with Arizona Coyotes | Five For Howling

After all of the crap Coyotes fans have been through, it's nice to see some potential progress being made that could help the organization stay put.

Peter DeBoer, San Jose Sharks coach, expects to have captain in 2015-16 | NHL.com

OH NO! The San Jose Sharks have been fixed! Oh wait, captain Mike Brown? This pleases me.