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Red Wings' top prospect Anthony Mantha out 6-8 weeks with fractured tibia | MLive.com
The Red Wings have decided to begin Mantha's initiation process into the team.

Ilitch Holdings' Chris Ilitch details new Detroit Red Wings arena & district, 15 years in the making | MLive.com
Chris Ilitch spoke about the new arena yesterday.

Back To Traverse | Grand Rapids Griffins

40 players who have at some point played for the Griffins will take part at this year's training camp.

Red Wings continue exploring ways to reduce 'soft tissue injuries' that have plagued them | MLive.com

I mean, it cannot just be circumstance that the Wings suffer as many groin injuries as they do. There has to be an underlying problem.

NHL News

Keeping Kuemper: Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M | ProHockeyTalk
After Josh Harding's injury, the Wild were forced to give Kuemper what he wanted. A two-year, one-way deal for more money than Kuemper had initially requested.

Jagr: ‘I want to play until 50′ | ProHockeyTalk
In all fairness, Jagr is still a pretty good player. 50 may be a bit of a stretch, but, I could see him playing for a few more years.

Kimmo Timonen out ‘months’ for Flyers, chance for return 'slim' | Puck Daddy
Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots. He wants to play, but, he is 39-years-old, making any hopes of a comeback slim.

Penguins keeping Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby out to start camp - SBNation.com
Malkin and Crosby are being held out for precautionary reasons.

Kessel: 'I skated 10 times maybe all summer' - Sportsnet.ca

Even if this is the case, I do not know why he would want the media to know about his lack of skating during the offseason. If he struggles during the beginning of the season, you know where the blame will be laid.

Can Devils win with a lineup of senior citizens? | The Hockey News
Can the Devils win some games? Sure. Can the Devils win the Cup? Probably not.

Ouch: Wild reportedly suspend Harding for ‘non-hockey injury’ | ProHockeyTalk
This means that he will not be paid by the Wild while he is suspended.

Teemu Selanne demolishes Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in book | Puck Daddy
It's one thing to say that you were not a big fan of your former coach. It is a whole other thing to go as far as Teemu did.

Remembering the Hartford Whalers, the NHL team we all want back - SBNation.com
If nothing else, Gordie Howe played for the Whalers, which is quite the honor. I know some people have mentioned it, but, has there been any legitimate talk of expanding back to Hartford?

MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better - Sportsnet.ca

MacKinnon played a lot better last season than I expected him to do. He scored 24 goals, a total which he should be able to increase upon this year.

NHL training camp: Ten players with something to prove - CBSSports.com
David Clarkson and Stephen Weiss both made this list. Both players struggled tremendously last season, and, both have huge contracts.

Yost: Sharks' Vlasic is in the mix of hockey's finest D-men | TSN

Vlasic is still very underrated, but, he is one of the NHL's best up-and-coming defenseman.

Let's Go Red Wings!