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Wings GM: ‘Tomas Tatar will be one of 14 forwards left standing’ | ProHockeyTalk
WHEW!

The Lazy Mule: A Johan Franzen Story - Octopus Thrower
I don't think that he's lazy, he's just inconsistent.

Red Wings trim training camp roster by six players - MiHockeyNow & Michigan Hockey Magazine

The trim includes Tyler Bertuzzi.

Abby makes case to stay on top line - Detroit Red Wings

The guy's a beast.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock hints at shuffling slow-starting second line during preseason | MLive.com

So apparently Babs is considering whether he should replace Abby with Cleary. Why?

Red Wings' Ken Holland says Tomas Tatar 'probably' will make the cut; lineup for preseason opener | MLive.com

The lineup for tomorrows game includes Anthony Mantha playing alongside of Calle Järnkrok and....Jordin Tootoo.

NHL News

NHL free agency: Alex Pietrangelo agrees to contract extension with Blues - SBNation.com
The St. Louis Blues have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

Oilers, Flames trade road wins as split squads meet | TSN
Hockey's back.

Derek Stepan Contract: Vigneault Says All The Right Things, But Absence Still A Concern - Blueshirt Banter
You don't want your #1 center sitting out the first couple of games.

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 4 Montreal Canadiens - The Hockey News
While the Canadiens are by no means a crap team, they aren't as good as the Bruins or Red Wings.

Gagne on Flyers’ Cleary pursuit: ‘It was like a slap in the face’ | ProHockeyTalk
I kind of agree with him. But only kind of.

Jared Cowen signs 4-year deal with Sens, as Cody Franson waits - Yahoo Sports
Slowly but surely all of the RFA's are signing.

NHL will not review high-sticking calls this season | TSN

Good.

Ovechkin on NHL’s new no-tuck jersey rule: ‘I think it’s kind of stupid’ | ProHockeyTalk
The rule is really stupid and pointless.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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