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Red Wings News

Steve Yzerman picked as the face of the Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press
In the modern era, Yzerman is clearly the face of the Wings. But, you certainly could not go wrong by saying that Howe is still the face of the franchise.

Grand Rapids Griffins encouraging fans to design a special ‘alternate jersey’ | The Malik Report
If you ever had the desire to design a jersey for the Griffins, now is your chance. Josh, I am looking at you.

Poll: Who is the greatest center in Detroit Red Wings history? | MLive.com

In a few years, we may be saying that Datsyuk is the greatest. But, he needs a few more Cups for that to be a reality. For now, Stevie Y remains the best.

NHL News

Sens assistant GM is ‘confident we are a playoff team’ | ProHockeyTalk
Are the Senators better than the Bruins, Canadiens, Red Wings, or Lightning? Nope. I do not even think that they are a better team than the Maple Leafs and the Panthers. They need to improve quite a bit before they are a playoff team.

Senators, Lehner agree to three-year, $6.675M deal | TSN
All things considered, this is a great deal for the Senators. I'm kind of surprised that Lehner signed a three-year deal. If his value goes up next season, he may be leaving millions of dollars on the table.

Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million | ProHockeyTalk
The Penguins and Spaling avoided an arbitration hearing today by agreeing to this contract. Nothing gets a contract signed like an impending hearing.

Remembering the Quebec Nordiques, who built Colorado's Stanley Cup winner - SBNation.com
I fully understand why they were relocated, and why there has been concern about putting a team back in Quebec City. But, the NHL has changed, and I have a strong feeling that a reborn Nordiques franchise would prosper greatly.

Dallas Stars GM vs. the reliability of NHL stats | Puck Daddy
Jim Nill is in favor of real-time video player tracking, which is something that should be implemented into the game. The NHL is expected to experiment with it a bit this season, and then potentially make it a part of the game full-time in 2015-16.

Malcolm Subban was ‘cheering for P.K.’ in Habs-Bruins series | ProHockeyTalk
He wants to be clear that he was cheering for P.K., not for the Canadiens.

NHL regulars still hunting for jobs | USA Today
Once the seasons draws nearer, and preseason injuries begin to occur, a lot of these players will begin to find jobs.

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: July - Sportsnet.ca
I remember one time when I dunked a hole-in-one. Kind of like that time I was watching a hockey game and the intermission ended and the third half began.

Let's Go Red Wings!