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The Daily: Connor Bedard Takes Risk; Kessel Willing to End Ironman Streak



Connor Bedard, Canada

Former Detroit Hockey Now writer Nate Brown, now editor of Chicago Hockey Now, wrote an interesting story about the Connor Bedard decision to play in the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase.

“There’s going to be those holding their breath as he skates around in a game,” Brown wrote, “With prospects prior to the preseason and eventually the regular season.”

Last year, two Blackhawks (Colton Dach and Paul Ludwinski) were injured playing in that game.

Why does Bedard want to play? He just wants to be treated like a regular player. Other prospects will be there. He wants to be with him. Sidney Crosby had a similar attitude at that age

Red Wings Offseason

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky, 46, was named an assistant coach on the Czechia national team.  The Red Wings gave up a conditional third-round pick to the New Jersey Devils on March 2, 2015 to acquire Zidlicky He played 21 games for the Red Wings and put up 11 points. Zidlicky moved to the New York Islanders the following season. His son, Adam, plays center for the Mississauga Steelheads in the Ontario Hockey League.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Detroit coach Derek Lalonde: Landing DeBrincat was a ‘necessity.’
  • First-round pick Axel Sandin Pellikka played a key role in Skelleftea’s opening game win in the Champions League.
  • Former Red Wings star Sergei Fedorov, now a KHL coach, defies IIHF by playing goal Ivan Fedotov. The Philadelphia Flyers draft pick is under IIHF suspension for not honoring his contract with the Flyers. We are going to hear about this story for a while.
  • Red Wings will appear on national television 13 times in 2023-24.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Former Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask clears the air about what really happened when he missed the last game of the Boston Bruins 2015-16 season.

Buffalo: Does Brandon Biro have a shot to make the Sabres as a depth selection? Mike Augello weighs in.

Philadelphia:  KHL president sounds a defiant tone on the decision to ignore IIHF Fedorov suspension. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Penguins dismiss their broadcast team of Steve Mears and former Pittsburgh Penguins player Bob Errey.

Vegas: Phil Kessel is open to ending his ironman streak if it helps land a contract with another NHL team.