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Weiss heading in right direction after second surgery | Red Wings Front
Stephen Weiss is a talented hockey player. While he has basically not been healthy for two straight seasons, you do not just lose your talent. If Weiss is healthy to start the season, I think he can put up some decent numbers. At least I hope that he can.

Steve Moore now seeking $68 million in Todd Bertuzzi suit | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This trial is so sad is so many ways. Obviously, it is a shame that Moore was never able to play again due to his injuries, but, at the same time, I cannot help but feel sympathetic towards Bertuzzi. The two sides will probably end up settling for somewhere around the $25 -$35 million range, because Moore certainly has a winning case, it is just a matter of how much he could have earned had he been able to play.

5 things to watch during Detroit Red Wings development camp | MLive.com
Anthony Mantha will by far be the most watched prospect at the camp. We have seen what he has done in the QMJHL, but now he has to prove that he can play at a higher level.

NHL News

Alexei Kovalev calls it a career | ProHockeyTalk
Kovalev spent 19 seasons in the NHL, and won a Cup with the Rangers in 1994. He was one of the best players in the NHL when he was playing at his best.

Claude Giroux apologizes to police for ‘misguided attempt at humor’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Out of all of the pranks that you can pull, why this one? Nine times out of ten, doing something to a police officer is probably not going to end well.

Leafs sign ex-Canuck Santorelli to 1-year deal - Sportsnet.ca
There was a rumor circulating yesterday on Twitter that the Wings were going after Santorelli. Glad that was not the case.

Lightning bring back ex-GM Feaster | ProHockeyTalk
Feaster was brought back as the director of community hockey development.

NHL Free Agency: GMs show restraint, sign more good deals than bad - CBSSports.com
I actually disagree with this. Sure, some deals, such as the Ehrhoff one, were overall pretty decent, but there were still a lot of bad contracts given to players. The Orpik, Niskanen, and Engelland deals may be the most notable, but the Stralman and Bolland contracts were quite overpriced as well. The contracts may not have been as bad as some that we have seen during the past few years, but there were still a lot of bad ones this free agency period.

Puck Daddy’s 2014 NHL Free Agent Report Card | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Wyshysnki was not happy with the Wings' free agency outing either, giving the team a "D-". He gave the Sharks an "F".

Report: Leafs agree to one-year deal with KHL star Petri Kontiola - CBSSports.com
Kontiola has scored 175 points in 258 games in the KHL. Those are not bad numbers to put up in that league.

LaFontaine rejoins NHL as VP of Hockey Development | TSN
Pat LaFontaine recently resigned as the President of the Buffalo Sabres, only three months after taking the job.

Report: Ottawa talking to Flyers about Lecavalier | ProHockeyTalk
Lecavalier is no where near the player that he was ten years ago, yet he has a contract that makes it seem as if he still was.

Father of Stanley Cup winner gets a sweet Stanley Cup tattoo | For The Win
Tomorrow: "Tyler Toffoli traded to the Edmonton Oilers".

Let's Go Red Wings!

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