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Red Wings News

Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist is 'stiff and sore' but injury to knee isn't believed to be signifcant | MLive.com
Whew! The injury is not expected to be anything major, which is great news.

Alfredsson progressing after tweaking back | ProHockeyTalk

Despite his age, and the fact that he is regressing, I still would like to have Alfie on this team for another season. He really did make a difference last season, and while I do not expect his impact to be as great this year, I think that he would still be very beneficial to the team.

Red Wings' Joakim Andersson quicker, more energized and trying to win back his job | MLive.com
I view Andersson as a much better overall hockey player than Luke Glendening. But, Glendening fills a role in Babcock's scheme which Andersson may not be able to perform.

Wings’ Gustavsson opts for new training regime | Windsor Star
Sometimes, a little change in training is all that is needed to fix a lingering injury issue.

Landon Ferraro, Mitch Callahan trying to beat odds and crack Red Wings roster out of camp | MLive.com

The only way I see either of these two players making the roster is if the Wings decide to have Jurco begin the season in Grand Rapids.

NHL News

Jaden Schwartz wises up with Blues deal | Puck Daddy
Schwartz was re-signed on a two-year, $4.7-million contract. From the Blues point-of-view, this is pretty good value for a player who scored 25 goals and 56 points in 80 games last season.

Injuries pile up in Sabres-Leafs game with Franson, Booth, Kaleta and Larsson out | The Hockey News
Four players were injured during the game, two from each team.

Gomez nets 2 in Devils' preseason win over Flyers | USA Today
Ever since he left New Jersey in 2007, Scott Gomez's career has fallen apart. Maybe a return home was all that Gomez needed?

Report: Dal Colle signs with Islanders (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk

The Islanders drafted Michael Dal Colle with the fifth overall pick in this year's draft.

Canucks goalie fiasco a lesson in hubris - Sportsnet.ca
The article makes a lot of good points. It is easy to overvalue the market for certain players, which us Wings' fans may do for players like Darren Helm. While we view Helm as being invaluable, many other teams may be less enthusiastic about him. This same narrative works for many players, and the Canucks have shown why it is important to pay attention to it.

NBC's 'Loving You' NHL promo hits all the right notes - SBNation.com
What a great commercial.

TSN.ca's 2014-15 NHL Season Preview: Nashville Predators | TSN
The additions of James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, and Olli Jokinen are all intriguing. The team also has a new head coach in Peter Laviolette. I am not saying that the Predators will make the playoffs this year, but, I do think that they are a team to keep an eye on.

Devils release Komisarek from tryout | ProHockeyTalk
The 32-year-old defenseman has played over 500 career NHL games with the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, and Hurricanes.

Can the Colorado Avalanche avoid regression in 2014-15? - CBSSports.com
Regardless of how the Avalanche play this season, they will be one of the most intriguing teams to pay attention to. If they continue to win games with their low-possession numbers, will the stats community be dealt a severe blow?

WATCH: Lightning players react to fake third jersey - CBSSports.com
I love the fact that Radko Gudas seemed to genuinely love the jersey.

Let's Go Red Wings!