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For Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings News

Preseason Game Recap: Red Wings (7) at Penguins (2) - Winging It In Motown
Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Andreas Athanasiou have big games. ARE YOU WATCHING, KEN HOLLAND?

Red Wings' Jimmy Howard lighter, quicker and off to strong start while seeking bounce-back season | MLive.com
But is he less "injured groin-ier"?

Blashill very happy with Howard, Mrazek | ProHockeyTalk
It doesn't seem like there will be a quick resolution to Detroit's goaltending battle. And there really doesn't need to be.

Zetterberg says Wings are in ‘new era’ | The Detroit News
Even for a new, young coach, even for a supposed "player's coach," it's great to hear from Henrik Zetterberg that the players have the respect of the coach.

Wings' veterans feel 'push' from young players | The Detroit News
The first quote from Jimmy Howard is actually pretty fitting, considering he's probably the first one on the team that had to deal with it when he felt the "push" from Petr Mrazek.

Around the NHL

Judge rules against hockey icon Guy Lafleur in civil suit targeting Crown, cops - Article - TSN
Finally, someone brings the hammer down on the Montreal Canadiens.

Hold Your Rant: Why keeping lines the same helps, why mixing them up helps too. - Lighthouse Hockey
They aren't always clear in the moment, but there are many reasons for a team to mix up lines that had previously done quite well.

Are you about to pay for NHL Game Centre LIVE without knowing what you can watch? - Pension Plan Puppets
This may sound ridiculous, but I honestly wonder if this delay is related in any fashion to the NHL-MLBAM deal that happened earlier this offseason.

Bruins are violating minimum number of veterans in a preseason game - Youth movement! - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Make them forfeit a draft pick.

Report: Peter DeBoer will name Sharks captain before season - Fear The Fin
I know who it should be: Left Shark.

Bettman expects 3-on-3 OT to be a permanent fixture - Article - TSN
Can't wait to see how coaches ruin this new gimmick.

Coyotes GM: 'Very good chance' Dylan Strome makes opening night roster | theScore
Why? Arizona has almost no chance of being relevant this season.

Nashville Predators assign Steve Moses, Colton Sissons and Juuse Saros to Milwaukee - On the Forecheck
Moses must lead the AHL for 40 years before reaching the promised land, I guess.