Two Things: Nielsen on Danish Worlds; Marek and Friedman talk about Zetterberg’s longevity

Of brief Red Wings-related note this evening:

1. Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff spoke with Frans Nielsen about the fact that the 2018 World Championship is being held in Nielsen’s home country, Denmark:

“It’s a big deal, something I think everyone is looking forward to,” Detroit Red Wings center Nielsen said. “They sold a lot of tickets. It seems like they’ve got a bit of a hockey fever coming there. You don’t see that every day.

“It’s good to see and hopefully we can get hockey even more on the map in Denmark, so we can get even more kids to play.”

There are just 27 hockey arenas in the entire nation, so for Denmark to welcome the hockey world to town is indeed a unique opportunity.

“We are starting to produce a lot of good NHL players,” Nielsen said. “It’s impressive what they do with the youth work back there. I think the next step for us is getting more rinks so more kids can play.”

Duff continues;

2. And among the topics addressed by Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman during their “31 Thoughts” podcast, which is over an hour long:

45:39 Will Henrik Zetterberg be back for another season? He plays every game for the Red Wings, competes hard and sets an example like few others in the league. But how much longer will he play?

You can listen to the podcast here.

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