Of Red Wings-related note this morning:
1. Fox Sports Detroit’s “The Roar Detroit” offered an open letter to Bristol, Connecticut, the home of ESPN, regarding their assertion that Las Vegas is “the new Hockeytown”:
66 – Number of games Holmstrom played for the Griffins during his rookie campaign.
7 – Holmstrom scored seven goals, which was third best among Griffins rookies. Filip Hronek led Grand Rapids rookies with 11 goals and Dominik Shine was second with eight tallies.
26 – Total number of points Holmstrom accumulated for the season, ranking him second in rookie scoring behind Hronek’s 39 points. His point total was also 10th best on the Griffins.
Regner continues, and Griffins coach Todd Nelson notes that Holmstrom’s knee injuries and surgeries prior to his AHL debut probably set the two-way center back…