Shaved Ice – August 9

MiHockey’s Ryan Zuke here with you on a rainy Thursday morning.

Quick hits

Twenty-four years ago today, Wayne Gretzky was dealt from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in arguably the most memorable – and important – trade in NHL history.

Despite missing out on all of the big-name free agents, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland believes they have players that are more than capable of filling in for the loss of Nick Lidstrom, Brad Stuart and Jiri Hudler.

The Detroit Red Wings assigned forward prospects Teemu Pulkkinen to Jokerit (Finland) and Calle Jarnkrok to Brynas (Sweden) for the 2012-13 season (via the Red Wings’ Facebook page).

Highlight reel

Here are ten of Gretzky’s greatest moments in his career.

Outside the Mitten

The Kontinental Hockey League is adding a new team, HC Lev Praha, based out of Prague, Czech Republic.

The Toronto area took a step closer to getting another big-league arena Wednesday, after GTA Sports and Entertainment Chairman and CEO Graeme Roustan submitted the application to the City of Markham.

Hall of Famer Mark Messier was awarded a $6 million settlement in a grievance over money he claimed he was owed by the Vancouver Canucks.

Check it out

If you haven’t seen our article about the Michigan Mustangs yet, I highly recommend checking it out.

Next up

Make sure you check back with us tomorrow.