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Quick Hits: "Las Vegas is a done deal"

NHL reportedly all-in.

We all know what happened the last time Gary Bettman was in Vegas.
We all know what happened the last time Gary Bettman was in Vegas.
Bruce Bennett

Red Wings News

FOX Sports Detroit to air 71 regular-season Red Wings games | FOX Sports
In case you missed it, the FSD schedule came out yesterday. #BringBackMurph

Red Wings outlook: Brendan Smith has experienced growing pains but has a lot of potential |
Khan(!) with a quick look at Brendan Smtih as we count down the days to training camp.

The time Gustav Nyquist simply couldn't be stopped by the Lightning -
Who cares if you missed it yesterday or not? Everyone could use more Gustav Nyquist scoring highlight reel goals in their life.

Around the NHL

Gallagher: Bettman has changed his tune on NHL expansion | The Province
Vegas and Seattle? OK then. Please don't take anybody good in the expansion draft. (J.J.)

Players Celebrate National Dog Day | NHLPA
You want to see a bunch of players celebrating National Dog Day with their pet pooches? Of course you do. (J.J.)

VIDEO: Vincent Praplan scores sensational goal in Champions League -
Missed this for Monday's Quick Hits, but this is pretty sensational and worth seeing.

The 3 common traits of successful neutral zone teams | theScore
I think the Red Wings should read this and do this stuff and be a successful neutral zone team.

Ryan Reaves does not appreciate your (skin) tone, EA Sports | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Good job with this one, EA. Very nice. (J.J.)

Westhead: CHL boss stands strong against players' union | TSN
I only know about the NCAA and the longstanding disputes with mostly football and basketball players over getting paid. But I wonder if this is the next labor war for sub-professional level athletes.

Schwartz, Blues haven’t made progress on new deal | ProHockeyTalk
Danny DeKeyser and Ryan Johansen aren't the only RFAs without deals as we near September. (J.J.)

Edmonton Oilers optimistic Justin Schultz deal will get done before training camp | Edmonton Journal
Add Justin Schultz to the list.

Bishop not 100 percent, aims to be ‘close’ before opener | ProHockeyTalk
If Tampa Bay's series against Montreal is any indication, Bishop is a heavy driver of their success. Gotta hope he'll be healthy soon.