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For Thursday, October 15, 2015

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This guy could be back sooner than we thought.
This guy could be back sooner than we thought.
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Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser updates his condition, status - Video | MLive.com
Dekeyser's recovery has progressed faster than initially feared, and he hopes to play on Saturday in Montreal.

Red Wings Roster Report: Helm and DeKeyser Could Return Soon | Winging It In Motown
Don't look now, but the Red Wings are getting healthy. Impending roster moves on Darren Helm and Danny DeKeyser, and the analysis from J.J. over what needs to happen with the roster when they come back.

Detroit Red Wings happy with both special teams during 3-0 run | Detroit Free Press
Fun with small sample sizes: Some pretty nice special teams results early on, yet the Red Wings' Bowman Index number right now is 15.

Five reasons the Detroit Red Wings have started fast after Mike Babcock | USA TODAY Sports

My No. 1 reason for the Red Wings' fast start is a pair of warmup games before playing a good team on the back end of  back-to-back games made for a very favorable schedule. And Mike Babcock. The players hated Mike Babcock.

Around the NHL

Connor McDavid's Hit On Johnny Oduya. Is It Suspension Worthy? | The Copper & Blue
First goal and first suspension all in the same night?

Flyers vs. Blackhawks recap: Could this team actually be good? | Broad Street Hockey
In a word, yes. But it's really too early to tell. Chicago is still adjusting to roster tear down 3.0, but the Flyers have looked pretty good thus far.

Hurricanes Recall Brock McGinn, Brett Pesce Ahead Of Road Trip | Canes Country
So obviously, these guys will draw into the lineup on Friday against the Red Wings and be first and second star.

Senators Punish Blue Jackets Defence In High-Scoring Affair | Silver Seven

Football score.

Taking the temperature: Which team is Montreal's most intense rival? | Eyes On The Prize

We aren't even on their radars.

10/14/15 Bruins vs Avalanche Video highlight recap | Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins found a team they could beat.