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Red Wings assign defenseman Xavier Ouellet, goalie Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids, trimming roster to 23 | MLive.com
Both of these two players will play with the Wings this season, and Ouellet may even find himself playing against Boston on Thursday. The Wings have to move either Kindl or Lashoff, it is just a matter of time.

Duff: Babcock, Holland at odds over Ouellet demotion | Windsor Star
I would not read too much into this. At least not in terms of Babcock's chances of signing an extension with the Wings.

Red Wings top prospect Anthony Mantha 'has chance to be really special,' says NBC analyst | MLive.com
Is Mantha potentially the best Wings' prospect since Yzerman? I say yes.

Gretzky says he chose L.A. over Detroit at father’s urging | The Windsor Star
Could you imagine Yzerman, Gretzky, and Fedorov all on the same team?

NHL News

Days before season begins, ECHL adds 7 former Central Hockey League teams - SBNation.com
We began hearing rumors about this a few weeks ago, and now it is official. Further changes in the AHL and ECHL will probably come in the next few seasons.

Adrian Dater, Avs beat writer, suspended 2 weeks by Denver Post | Puck Daddy
Good. I was never a big fan of Dater's, and his recent actions reinforced my opinion of him.

Devils sign Tootoo, ask Gomez to accept ‘taxi squad’ assignment | ProHockeyTalk
Jordin Tootoo has found himself a new team. Scott Gomez may still earn himself a deal with the Devils, but, the Devils do not have an open roster spot at the moment, and want Gomez to wait around and see if a spot becomes available.

The Coyotes were hours away from moving to Seattle - SBNation.com
Now they are only a few years away!

Top 30 NHL unrestricted free agents in waiting | Sportsnet.ca
No Wings' players were included on the list. Our only pending UFAs are Daniel Cleary and Jonas Gustavsson.

Toronto Maple Leafs most expensive ticket in NHL; all teams listed 1 to 30 | The Hockey News
The Red Wings have the 22nd highest ticket price in the league.

NHL Expert Picks: Forecasting the 2014-15 NHL season | CBSSports.com
Chris Peters' thinks that the Blackhawks beat the Lightning to win the Cup this season.

NHL 2014-15 Predictions: First coach fired? Most overhyped team, player? | Puck Daddy

First coach fired? Probably Todd McLellan. He barely made it through this offseason, and a poor start from the Sharks may be the end of McLellan's tenure in San Jose.

Top 50 players in the NHL: 1-10 | The Hockey News
Is Drew Doughty the second best player in the NHL? Not in my book. If you ask me, Stamkos, Tavares, Toews, Ovechkin, and Malkin are all better.

Are the Los Angeles Kings on the verge of a dynasty? | USA Today
I do not think so. Partially because I do not think that dynasties, at least in our present definition of a dynasty, can exist in the current setup of the league. The league has too much parity for dynasties to exist.

Let's Go Red Wings!