Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press posted an interesting article yesterday, positing that the Red Wings should trade defenseman Kyle Quincey when Danny DeKeyser returns from injury..
Per Ken Holkand, #RedWings Henrik Zetterberg out minimum 2 weeks with herniated disc— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 3, 2013
For those who may have missed it, the H2H3 fundraising pledge games begin today with the Red Wings visiting the Ottawa Senators.
As with the original H2H and H2H2, the pledge games are central to fundraising efforts in support of Childrens' Hospital of Michigan.
I was going to write this last Saturday but I told myself to give it one more day to make sure it wasn't influenced by that night's loss to Ottawa.
After Sunday's win over Buffalo it seemed like I could hold out a little longer. I nearly did it last night after the win over Boston but decided instead to write absolutely nothing..
Delayed postgame thoughts...
Obviously the Bruins weren't on last night. A certain amount of Detroit's dominance can be attributed to that and some lucky bounces. Hardly all of it, though, as the Red Wings were clearly clicking and did a great job of taking advantage of the opportunities given to them..
Nyquist made his first appearance of the season on Thursday, scoring twice against the Carolina Hurricanes. Playing a second game with the Wings would mean he can't return to the AHL without clearing waivers, so his appearance in the lineup tonight means he's up for the rest of the season..
That's right, Thursday's matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes will be the season debut of Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist, called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins with the salary cap space created by Danny DeKeyser going on LTIR. Nyquist will start on the second line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen..
The Red Wings go for their fourth consecutive shootout loss tonight as they host the Nashville Predators.
Wait, that's not the narrative? How about their sixth consecutive overtime or shootout loss? Seventh consecutive loss? Eighth consecutive home loss? Seventh consecutive home overtime or shootout loss?.
No game recap from me tonight, I'm tired of talking about shootout losses. A couple quick notes though:
1 - Detroit's second line is finally scoring. Funny, since it's not the second line they started the season with. Both Weiss and Alfredsson are out and suddenly Franzen is playing well. Have to wonder if it's just that he woke up or if there's a chemistry issue..
With three-straight extra-time losses behind them, the Red Wings look to snap their slump tonight as they host the Washington Capitals.
Detroit will get Jonathan Ericsson back on their blue line. He returns from long-term injured reserve with cap space created by the assignment of Patrick Eaves, Jordin Tootoo, Luke Glendening and Xavier Ouellet to the Grand Rapids Griffins..
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