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Red Wings News

2014 Red Wings Development Camp Dates Announced | The Left Wing Lock
The development camp runs from July 4th to the 8th in Traverse City.

Five Detroit Red Wings will play at World Championship beginning Friday in Belarus | MLive.com

The World Championship's begin today.

What Detroit Red Wings Players Need To Improve? - Octopus Thrower
While I do agree that Johan Franzen should improve, I do not think that he can.

Holland: Blashill’s ‘an NHL coach in the making’ | ProHockeyTalk

All of a sudden, the Wings' coaching situation has become interesting.

NHL News

Maple Leafs Expect Randy Carlyle To Return As Head Coach - Pension Plan Puppets
First of all, I do not believe the rumors that the Leafs are waiting for Babcock's contract with the Wings to expire. Second, the fact that the Leafs fired Carlyle's assistants and not him is the most hilarious part of this.

Otters' McDavid drafted by Croatian KHL team - Sportsnet.ca
I know that there is no chance that McDavid would go over and play there, but could you imagine if he would? Don Cherry would literally rip his hair out.

Jackets sign World Juniors standout Dansk | ProHockeyTalk
Oscar Dansk was drafted 31st overall in 2012. He is Lundqvist's natural successor in goal for Team Sweden.

Dan Church: How To Grow Women's Hockey | The Hockey Writers

Growing women's hockey begins with promoting the sport worldwide. You cannot have the U.S. and Canada being the only two nations that compete for Olympic Gold in Women's hockey. Outside of doing that, I think that the sport will grow naturally for women. I am not a huge lacrosse fan, but I do know that there are a lot of women who play the sport. If you can market it similarly to the way lacrosse does, it should be able to take off.

Subban, Gaborik helping contract causes with playoff performances | For The Win
To say that Subban is aiding his new contract hopes is an understatement. Shea Weber currently has the highest cap hit of any defenseman ($7.8 million). I would not be shocked at all if Subban's new deal surpasses Weber's.

Senators sign D Wikstrand to three-year entry-level deal | TSN
Mikael Wikstrand was drafted by the Senators in the 7th round of the 2012 draft.

Bieksa chosen as Canada's captain at worlds - Sportsnet.ca
Bieksa brings some much needed veteran experience to Team Canada. He is a good player, I still wonder what would have happened if the Wings had able to sign him in 2011.

Site Update: Regime Change for On The Forecheck - On the Forecheck
Dirk Hoag has been one of SBNation's best. I do not know if I would have been able to cover a team like the Predators the way he has. Good luck in the future Dirk!

Montreal elementary school cancels 'jersey day', fearing Bruins jerseys, controversy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
People in Montreal take their hockey very seriously.

Will the Colorado Avalanche Trade Ryan O'Reilly and Paul Stastny? | The Hockey Writers

I do expect Paul Stastny to leave the Avalanche, but I have a hard time seeing O'Rielly leaving Colorado.

How much can the Arizona Coyotes afford to spend in free agency? - Five For Howling
The Coyotes have a lot of holes to fill on their roster. Especially one after OEK is traded to the Wings in exchange for Kindl and a 3rd.

ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers scrap plan to play home games on casino roof | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
While I doubt that playing on a roof would be a sustainable option, it would have been an interesting experience. Think about it though, how would they be able to get all of the water up there in order to preserve the ice.

Let's Go Griffins !

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