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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wings&#39; Brendan Smith said sore groin nothing to worry about. Expects to be back on the ice in couple of days.</p>&mdash; Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/statuses/380004222478995456">September 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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That's what he wants you to think.

#NHLrank: Defensemen - ESPN
Kronwall is #13, which is fairly accurate. However, I do think that he is a better overall defenseman than Seabrook and Letang.

Detroit Red Wings Numbers: In With the New | The Hockey Writers

Doesn't seem that Cleary will stick with #71 though.

Justin Abdelkader: A First Line Winger - Octopus Thrower

#JustinForAllStar

Three reasons Adam Almquist Is An Example Of Why The Red Wings Are A Truly Great Organization [BLOG] " CBS Detroit

I can not agree more.

Red Wings top defense prospects Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul poised for NHL preseason debut, AHL season | MLive.com

I can't tell you too much about Ouellet, but Sproul... this guy has got a shot. Not like a Franzen kind of shot, instead more like a Chara kind of shot. Yes, he has that good of a shot.

NHL News

New funding option for NHL-caliber arena in Toronto suburb | ProHockeyTalk
WHAT ABOUT QUEBEC?

Ryan Murray Looking to Make Up For Lost Time - The Cannon
I don't really know if he will be any good, but he is already the #2 defenseman on Columbus. At least in my views, I mean who else is there besides Johnson?

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis star, ‘slams’ Canadiens for cutting boyfriend Louis Leblanc - Yahoo Sports
Someone's a sore loser...

If the Sedins get hurt blocking shots, ‘so be it,’ says Torts | ProHockeyTalk
Watch them both tear their whatevers in the preseason and be done for the year.

Flyers sign defenceman Samuel Morin | TSN
He was drafted 11th overall in this past draft.

Drew MacIntyre has a Care Bear and My Little Pony on his helmet - SBNation.com

He plays for the Leafs. Which makes so much sense.

Report: Daly, Fehr to meet with IIHF (possibly about games in Europe, return of World Cup) | ProHockeyTalk

I really am liking the idea of a potential Champions League style of tournament, although it will probably never happen, it would be wicked cool.

Tim Thomas feels 'reborn' in return with Panthers - SBNation.com
I'm sure you do Tim.

If the Sedins get hurt blocking shots, ‘so be it,’ says Torts | ProHockeyTalk

Watch them both tear their whatevers in the preseason and be done for the year.

Clarkson not worried about weight of expectations playing for Maple Leafs - The Hockey News
Wendel Clarkson.

Devils name Brodeur opening night starter | ProHockeyTalk
And...Schneider's back to being a backup.

Senators sign Lazar to three-year entry level contract | TSN
Another prospect signs with his team. Lazar was drafted 17th in this past draft.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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