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Detroit Red Wings Analytics: Jakub Kindl and Kyle Quincey Lead D in Corsi | The Detroit Sports Site
I have always been a Kindl fan, so I hope that he succeeds. However, the sample size here is far too small to determine whether there has been any serious improvement over last season for him, or if he has simply performed well so far.

Red Wings need to be harder at the net and on the inside to score more, especially on power play | MLive.com
Although, you do want to go too hard towards the net, as the Wings' last game proved.

PHOTO: Jimmy Howard to wear pink mask for Hockey Fights Cancer | CBSSports.com
I think that the helmet looks pretty slick.

The Stephen Weiss conundrum and what it means for the Red Wings | The Detroit Hustle
The Weiss situation is truly a conundrum. He cannot be waived, cannot be realistically bought out, and there is not a team in the league which would trade for him (note: there are scenarios in which he could be shipped to Florida. But, all of these trades involve a greater package in which he adds little-to-no value). But, before any of these aforementioned options even become possibilities, we have to give him some playing time to allow him to at least have a chance to prove himself as a Red Wing.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk feels good after season debut, just trying to get up to game pace | MLive.com
He feels good!

NHL News

Tonight's Leafs-Senators game postponed - Silver Seven
Yesterday's events in Ottawa were tragic. If you have anything to share, or simply wish to hear what others have to say, head over to the Senators' blog, Silver Seven. Healing is done better as a community.

McKenzie: Stay safe, Ottawa; stay strong | TSN
I think the title sums it up.

Slava Voynov ‘clearly did not hit her’ says lawyer (Yahoo Sports Exclusive) | Puck Daddy
Interesting interview. This is partially because the lawyer refuses to hint at what caused Voynov's girlfriends injuries (do not read into this too much, there is a legal confidentiality between a lawyer and his/her client that cannot be breached), and partially because he seems incredibly adamant that Voynov is not at fault. I am not going to form an opinion about this situation until the police release more details.

Wild, Coyle agree on five-year contract extension | ProHockeyTalk
The Wild have signed Charlie Coyle to a five-year extension worth $16 million, which gives him a cap hit of $3.2 million. The forward has one goal and two points in four games for the Wild this season.

Islanders introduce new owners | USA Today
Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin were introduced as the Islanders' new owners yesterday. The Islanders' current owner Charles Wang will still retain majority ownership until 2016-2017, when Ledecky and Malkin take over the majority role.

Watch the Pittsburgh crowd honor Ottawa by performing 'O Canada!' - SBNation.com
Really cool!

Sabres fans rooting for losing are already coveting McDavid | TSN

The Sabres are going to be bad this season. But, whether or not they will finish last in the NHL is far too early to determine. And, then there is the draft lottery to deal with. Point being, if I was a Sabres' fan, I would be cautiously optimistic of the team's chance at drafting McDavid.

VIDEO: AHL goalie gives up embarrassing goal from center ice - CBSSports.com
Nothing else to do but shake this one off.

Caps put Erskine (neck surgery) on IR | ProHockeyTalk
Neck injuries should always be approached cautiously. But, as Peyton Manning has proved, you can recover from them and still be at the top of your game.

Twitter reaction: Crisis in Ottawa - Sportsnet.ca
Lot's of people in the hockey community reacted to yesterday's events in Ottawa.

Kings D Jake Muzzin cleared to make season debut - CBSSports.com
Muzzin may make his season debut tonight against the Sabres. The Kings' defenseman missed the start of the season due to an upper-body injury.

Chris Kunitz penalized for incredible dive against Flyers - SBNation.com
What was Michael Phelps doing out on the ice?

Is Barry Trotz a magic man? Early Capitals’ advanced stats say yes | The Hockey News
I have always respected Barry Trotz as a coach, but, if he can be successful with the Capitals, I think that we may have to begin thinking of Trotz in higher regard than what we have previously done.

Video: Flyers’ Bellemare scores his first NHL goal – at age 29 | ProHockeyTalk
It was a long and winding road for Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, but, after spending the beginning of his career in France and Sweden he finally has scored a goal at the NHL level.

Let's Go Red Wings!