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Will Ericsson answer the call? (Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)
Will Ericsson answer the call? (Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

At the Joe

New era begins for Detroit Red Wings without Nicklas Lidstrom - NHL.com - 30 in 30
It was Red Wings day over at NHL.com in their 30 for 30 series. Life without Lidstrom begins whether we like it or not.

Several Wings must improve production to fill holes - NHL.com - 30 in 30
Who's going to step up? How about J.J.'s favorite Jonathan Ericsson.

Detroit Red Wings thin on defense, but deep at forward - NHL.com - 30 in 30
A potential depth chart for the Wings.

Healthy Helm makes Red Wings a dangerous club - NHL.com - 30 in 30
Mike Babcock thinks Darren Helm is maybe the best No. 3 center in the NHL and a critical part of why the Wings can be a Cup contender this season.

Red Wings relying on Smith, forward prospects - NHL.com - 30 in 30
I've said it for a long time here...Brendan Smith is going to win the Calder. How 'bout that for my bold predictions?

Around the NHL

Grange on NHL: Cloaked in compromise - sportsnet.ca
This is a fantastic read. If you're not sure why the league wouldn't take the players' deal, read this; it will explain why.

It’s okay that you don’t give a damn about the CBA negotiations | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Good read.

NHL CBA Negotiations: Cautious Optimism Gives Way to Realism and Bitterness - Hockey Wilderness
Some good details on what happened today.

Is trading salary cap space good or bad for the NHL? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
This might be more fun to talk about.

Woman testifies about Ducks GM Bob Murray’s alleged chair attack in Detroit press box | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The more details that come out of this case, the more we need to know.

Let's Go Red Wings.