Among Sportsnet’s Luke Fox’s weekly notes:
There is an urban legend about Henrik Zetterberg, and it goes like this: Whenever the Red Wings were offered a day off in a fun road city if they won that night, Zetterberg would absolutely explode on the score sheet.
Last fall in Vegas — when no one could beat the Knights at home — Zetterberg scored four points in Sin City with a bad back for a bad team. That’s captain material.
Detroit had two days off afterwards. Must’ve been fun. The Wings followed that victory on The Strip with six straight losses.
Nice touch by the Wings, bringing Zetterberg over from Sweden to drop the puck at Thursday’s home opener in Detroit.
“They’re looking to pass the torch to other guys,” long-serving former coach Babcock said. “I know when Stevie and Shanny left that year, they passed it on to Z and Pav and Nick, and they did just fine with it. So I imagine that, as a storied franchise, that they’ll retool and they’ll be ready to go.”
Continued with mostly Leafs stuff…