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Quick Hits: July 15th Edition

Dave Sandford

Red Wings News

Rookie Swede Mattias Janmark-Nylen finds home with Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press |
Remember that one Russian guy that was passed over in the draft?

The Left Wing Lock | Xavier Ouellet: Counting the Days Until Training Camp

I can't wait to see what Ouellet and Sproul will be capable of in Grand Rapids.

Detroit Red Wings Development Camp: The Goalies - Octopus Thrower

It's all thanks to Osgood. Great goalie coach.

Detroit Red Wings' Darren Helm encouraged, 'sees a light' after longest workout at Development Camp |

So far so good for Helm. Now let's hope that this progress continues.

Holmstrom, Chelios find place behind bench " Sports " Traverse City Record-Eagle

Future assistant coaches maybe?

Wings hope Griffins continue winning " Sports " Traverse City Record-Eagle

The experience that the players earn is great for their development. Hopefully another long playoff run is ahead.

NHL News

Leafs' RFA Kadri not concerned about contract talks | TSN
Nor should he be. He will get signed and receive a decent salary along with that.

NHL free agency: Devils reportedly close to signing Damien Brunner -

I'll believe it when it's official.

Thomas Vanek and the Buffalo Sabres ‘suffering’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I don't see him being traded until mid-season. Same with Miller.

Derek Meech jets to the KHL | ProHockeyTalk

He was jettisoned out of Winnipeg.

Blackhawks Fans Continue to Be Split On the Legacy of Chris Chelios | The Hockey Writers
One of the greatest Red Wings of all time.

Columnist says lockout prompted Kovalchuk’s departure | ProHockeyTalk
After having a taste of what could be, of course the lockout contributed to his decision to leave.

Kovalchuk retirement a little too convenient for all involved - The Hockey News

Convenient? Yes. But Kovalchuk has always had a burning desire to go play in Russia.

Minnesota columnist believes Wild improved by adding ‘attitude’ | ProHockeyTalk
Ballard is good defensive depth and Cooke can provide the grittiness that the team needs.

Coyotes sign first-round pick Domi to three-year deal | TSN

I don't get why he is smiling so much in the picture. He just got drafted by Phoenix.

Ilya Kovalchuk could return to the NHL after his 35th birthday | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
In Jagr-like fashion.

Let's Go Red Wings!