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For Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Justin Abdelkader named NHL First Star of the week - NHL.com - News
Awww yeee.

CBS Radio Will Continue to Broadcast The Detroit Red Wings | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Honestly, as great as it is to have a radio option for tuning into Red Wings games, I'm really interested in the "Inside the Arena" show that they'll be adding about the development of the Red Wings' new arena.

Red Wings' Darren Helm hopes to return Tuesday; Jimmy Howard to start against Lightning | MLive.com
"Coach Jeff Blashill said Helm's status will be determined in the morning." Wake up, coach, it's morning. So is Darren Helm gonna play or not?

Blashill, Babcock reunite before Wings host Leafs in season opener | FOX Sports
Mickey Redmond sits down with Wings coach Jeff Blashill and Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock ahead of Detroit's season opener against Toronto.

The return of Henrik Zetterberg to Detroit ice | Along the Boards
Henrik Zetterberg looks healthy and energized. Also, #Franzen4Masterton.

FSD's opening night Red Wings telecast draw viewership | FOX Sports
The Detroit Red Wings' 4-0 Opening Night win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night saw a 56-percent increase in viewership over last season's home opener. The excitement is palpable.

Around the NHL

Emerging Hockey Stats Community Meet for RITHAC - TSS
There was a hockey-focused analytics conference at the Rochester Institute of Technology this past weekend. Read about it here.

Blues rookie played 3 shifts with a concussion, now out indefinitely - SBNation.com
Aren't there supposed to be concussion spotters so that situations like this DON'T HAPPEN?!

Darryl Sydor Pleads Guilty to DWI - Hockey Wilderness
The Minnesota Wild coach has pleaded guilty to the charges involving an incident in the offseason

Report: Bruins quietly gauging trade interest on Marchand and Chara - Puck Drunk Love
So quietly, it was in an article that I could post to Quick Hits.

Bruins off to worst start in 16 years | theScore
Say it ain't so for Jeff's favorite team.

10.12.2015 Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins game day coverage - Raw Charge
Tonight's opponent played last night, but a matinee affair means the "back-to-back" factor probably won't affect the Lightning as much.

Better Know: Thomas Vanek's Decline - Hockey Wilderness
Anatomy of a decline and how to move forward with a player, using Thomas Vanek as a case study.

Recap: Eichel magical as Sabres beat Blue Jackets for first win - Die By The Blade
Jack Eichel finding the scoresheet again.

Anaheim Ducks grant teen's wish with on-ice home opener introduction (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There's still some good teams can do.

Figuring out the secret to Mike Smith's strong start for the Coyotes | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Small sample size. Boom, done, analysis, hire me.