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Analysis: Mike Green appears best fit for Red Wings, who need a right-handed shooting defenseman | MLive.com
If the Capitals actually want to trade Green, the Wings should obviously look into trading for him. My only concern is what the price of acquiring him would be.

First-round pick Dylan Larkin excited at chance to be part of Detroit Red Wings' next generation | MLive.com
I am excited to see what Larkin can bring to the team in a few years. He wants to play for the Wings, and the Wings want him to play for them. Seems like a perfect match.

Red Wings prospects bond over curling | USA Today
Honestly, curling is one of my favorite winter sports to watch. I became hooked on it during the '06 Olympics and have followed it quite a bit since.

NHL News

Where can Martin Brodeur sign? Here are five destinations | The Hockey News
Since Brodeur refuses to retire, I feel that the Bruins, Leafs, and Devils are his best options. The Bruins give Marty a chance to win, but, they may not want to sign him.

Jeff Petry signs one-year deal to remain with Oilers - CBSSports.com
Petry's deal is worth $3.075.

Nashville’s Rich Clune opens up about alcoholism, sobriety in NHL | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Many hockey players deal with alcohol problems, and Clune was one of them. He has overcome these problems now, and is trying to be a role model for others who are dealing with alcohol or drug-related problems.

Panthers sign veteran d-man Zanon | ProHockeyTalk
Zanon brings plenty of experience and beard to the Panthers.

Do the Devils Actually Need Goal Scorers? - In Lou We Trust
You do not need to score many goals, one or two may be sufficient, if you do not let in any goals. But, most teams let in quite a few goals, so yes, you do need goal scorers.

Wild to begin digital ticketing for season tickets | USA Today
Digitizing all tickets should occur across the NHL. It saves paper and money, and makes the system more efficient.

NHL Rumours: No one calling on Phaneuf, Reimer - Sportsnet.ca
Someone will trade for Reimer once the season approaches or has begun. He is a talented player, and would be a good pickup for a team in need of an upgrade in the position. The only problem is that there are very few openings in the goaltending department around the league.

Hayes to skip ‘Hawks camp as contract deadline looms | ProHockeyTalk
Kevin Hayes was the Blackhawk's first-round pick in 2010, and has still not signed with the team. If he has not signed by August 15th he would become a free agent.

McDavid and Eichel on NHL's 2015 Futures List | TSN
Being able to draft Jack Eichel if you miss out on McDavid is not a bad consolation prize. Whichever teams draft these players are bound to receive two future superstars.

Let's Go Red Wings!