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For those wondering:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We have confirmed the Dekeyser will NOT be coming to <a href=";src=hash">#drwdc</a> contrary to other reports. <a href=";src=hash">#redwings</a></p>&mdash; Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) <a href="">July 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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The Leino Scale – 2013 Edition | Pucking Wings
My "Leino" contract of the year has to go to Ryane Clowe. His contract is totally absurd!

Free Agency Updates: Dan Cleary And Damien Brunner | The Octopus Thrower

So where does Brunner land? It doesn't seem like any team has been too interested in him yet. His contract demands might be way too high.

Search Engine Logic | Abel to Yzerman

Spot on man. Spot on.

Poll: What grade do the Detroit Red Wings deserve for their free-agent signings? |


Daniel Cleary isn't at top of Wings' to-do list right now | The Detroit News

Nor should he be. Forget about him. Dump a pair of bottom-6 forwards and sign the RFA's. Call it quits and boom, you have just had a successful offseason.

Grand Rapids Griffins' Jeff Blashill excited to see Martin Frk in Detroit Red Wings' prospect camp | Detroit Free Press |

I'm excited too. This guy, along with Mantha, could form one of the leagues best scoring duo's in a few years. Goal after goal after goal after goal.

NHL News

Guess We Now Know Snow’s Blueprint for 8th | Hockey Independent
And you're not going to be 8th this year due to re-alignment.

Filppula ‘here to make’ Lightning a better team, says Yzerman | ProHockeyTalk
He was here to make the Wings a better team this past season but how did that work out?

Joffrey Lupul hasn't any time for your fancy advanced stats -

I'm a half-and-half guy. I like to look at the advanced stats to further my knowledge of how a player is doing but I also focus on how he looks on the ice.

Report: Fraser will file for arbitration with Leafs | ProHockeyTalk
He shouldn't get too much money. $1.5 million AAV maybe.

Blues, Roy reach agreement on one-year, $4M contract | TSN
Good, cheap center for the Blues. He fits their style of play too.

Trade: Sabres re-acquire Henrik Tallinder from Devils | ProHockeyTalk
The Sabres pick up a solid defenseman while the Devils dump a cap hit of $3.375 million.

Jersey Fouls Extra: Daniel Alfredsson Protest Edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
If you are throwing away/changing the jersey of one of the greatest players in your franchise's history you are a very sore loser.

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf marries actress Elisha Cuthbert - The Hockey News


With Alfredsson gone, Spezza could be next Senators captain | ProHockeyTalk
I'd hand it straight to Karlsson. He's still young but remember that one Red Wings captain who was handed the role at a very young age?

Ducks sign RFA Beleskey to two-year, $2.7M contract | TSN
That's a good contract for the Windsor man.

Stars issue statement on Seguin’s Twitter "hack" | ProHockeyTalk
Good start to his career in Dallas!

Why Daniel Alfredsson’s heel turn could be a good thing for the Ottawa Senators | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
How is it a good thing in any way? Everyone can agree that we had a much better defense with Lidström. The Sens have a much better offense with Alfie there.

Stars sign top draft pick Valeri Nichushkin of Russia to 3-year entry-level contract - The Hockey News

He should slide in on their top line quite nicely.

Did the Senators low-ball Alfredsson? | ProHockeyTalk
It may have been a matter of disrespect.

Let's Go Red Wings!