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Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser confident he'll sign before camp, looks to build on solid rookie season | MLive.com
DeKeyser will be signed eventually, there should be no worries here. He may be looking at a long-term deal, but, he may have to settle for a bridge-contract in order to keep his cap hit down.

Barnes Signed By Griffins | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins have signed 24-year-old forward Tyler Barnes. He played four years at the University of Wisconsin, and spent part of last season with the San Antonio Rampage.

Core Values: Henrik Zetterberg at center of transitioning Red Wings - CBSSports.com
Henrik Zetterberg still is, and will continue to be, the Wings' key piece to success. Datsyuk may be our best player, but, Zetterberg is the glue that holds the team together.

Wings in Waiting: Martin Frk - Detroit Red Wings
Martin Frk was one of the most disappointing Wings' prospects last season. He has a lot to learn if he wants to play in the NHL one day.

Red Wings outlook: Plagued by injuries last season, Jonathan Ericsson has shown steady improvement | MLive.com
Ericsson was injured for a good chunk of last season. Hopefully he can stay healthy this season, because he does make a huge difference on our defense. It it hard to believe that he was one of the most hated players on the Wings just a few years ago. How quickly things can change.

NHL News

Can this man finally bring NHL to Seattle? | Puck Daddy
Real estate mogul Victor Coleman is the front runner to own a new team in Seattle. Apparently he has been having talks with the NHL for months. There remains one problem, the arena developer, Chris Hansen, is only interested in owning an NBA team, which is not a reality at the moment.

Former Lightning forward Malone ‘shocked’ he had cocaine | ProHockeyTalk
Unless he has evidence to prove the contrary, would it not be advantageous for him to just plead guilty? If he wants to return to hockey, I would imagine that he would want to get the legal process over with as soon as possible.

Report: Leafs to add statues of former greats for centennial | TSN
The Leafs turn 100 years old in 2017, and are planning quite the celebration. I wonder what they will do in 2067 when they celebrate 100 Stanley Cup-less years.

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins defends team's analytics hiring - CBSSports.com
Look, it is not as if they hired the guy to make the final decision on a player. Having an analytics guy as an advisor can only be a positive.

A commissioner's job description changes with the times | USA Today
The MLB is looking for a new commissioner for the first time since 1992, and Gary Bettman, among others, commented on how things have changed since then.

Looking back at the Penguins' tic-tac-toe dismantling of the Capitals penalty kill - SBNation.com
That is what you call a perfect setup.

Coyotes strike arena naming deal with Gila River Casinos | ProHockeyTalk
Jobing.com arena is no more, if the Glendale City Council approves the new deal. The arena will have a new name, the Gila River Arena.

Is the NHL destined for Seattle? Potential owner calls it "the perfect match" | The Hockey News
In terms of an expansion market, there is no better one than Seattle. Quebec City may be more of a hockey city, but, Seattle is a much bigger market, partially because its metro population is nearly five times that of Quebec City.

Let's Go Red Wings!