Quick Hits: The Red Wings Won the Trade Edition

In Red Wings Land

Robby Fabbri stays hot, but Detroit Red Wings succumb to lowly Senators, 4-3 | Freep

Fabbri continues to make Steve Yzerman look like a winner for acquiring Fabbri in exchange for Jacob de la Rose on Nov. 6. Fabbri scored his third goal in six games when he fired a shot on net from the right circle, midway through the first period. The puck slid by Anders Nilsson and skipped in the crease. Senators forward Logan Brown rushed to scoop it up, but instead the puck bounced in off his skate, tying the game at 1. Fabbri has seven points since joining the Wings.

It appears the Red Wings have won the trade. Robby Fabbri just keeps putting up points and providing extra scoring depth for this team. It didn’t translate into a win last night, but Yzerman may have found a piece of his rebuild puzzle.

One Pride

Cool to see Lions players Darius Slay, T.J. Hockenson, Jahlani Tavai and their teammates visiting the Wings yesterday.


Five Questions with Nicklas Lidstrom | NHL.com

The Red Wings are in full rebuild mode right now, with Steve Yzerman having come back from Tampa Bay to be general manager. How much patience do Detroit fans need to have?

”I think it’s going to take some time. I don’t think it’s going to be a quick fix. I don’t think there are any quick fixes. They’re gathering key pieces for their rebuild. And I really think it helps having Stevie there. If you take what he’s done for the team in the past and what he’s done in Tampa, he’s a proven GM. I think he’s the right man to build this team. He’s shown he knows what it takes to put a team together. With time he’ll be able to do that with the Wings too.”

Perfect answer right there from the greatest defenseman-of-all-time Nicklas Lidstrom.

Around the League

NHL GMs to re-examine offside specifics at March meeting | Sportsnet

Managers decided to stick with the current wording at the time, but NHL senior executive vice-president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said Tuesday it’s back on the table.

”We’re going to discuss it again,” he said following the annual GM meeting in downtown Toronto. “There’s a lot of nice goals scored (with) a foot in the air that you take back. We want to be fan-friendly and player-friendly.

Let’s just get rid of offsides all together.