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For Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Practice Tweets: Red Wings engage in an afternoon skate | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Some practice updates from yesterday, including Pavel Datsyuk on the ice!!

Red Wings shuffle lines in attempt to generate more offense, spark Tomas Tatar, Brad Richards | MLive.com
Quadruple-shift Dylan Larkin.

Tip-A-Griffin Returns on Oct. 27 - Grand Rapids Griffins
If you can make it a week from today.

Top 5 Detroit Red Wings Moments at Joe Louis Arena | The Hockey Writers
Tuesday stroll through memory lane while we wait yet another day before more Red Wings hockey.

C’mon Ref: Should Gallagher goal have counted? - Article - TSN
I can't believe I agree with Kerry Fraser on something. But the one part I do disagree with is that the contact Brendan Gallagher made with Petr Mrazek absolutely should have been a penalty for goaltender interference.

Check out how a Blind Red Wings Fan watches Detroit Games - Winging It In Motown
This is really cool.

Around the NHL

NHL Weekend: Has Anyone Seen Sidney Crosby? " Grantland
An NHL-wide recap after this past weekend's games.

HAWK THOUGHT: Returning Past Head Coaches Rarely Fares Well - Anaheim Calling
"Three times post-67 expansion, teams have brought back Stanley Cup winning coaches, and all three times the returns couldn't match the initial run." So what you're telling me is that the Toronto Maple Leafs' drought will extend another eight seasons.

Nebraska-Omaha's taco cannon ready for its big debut | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Red Wings prospect David Pope plays for the Omaha Mavericks.

From the editor's desk: Joe Vitale injury a reminder of the NHL's fighting contradiction - Five For Howling
"In a world where the damage caused by repeated brain trauma is undeniable, why does the league continue to tolerate fighting?"

Milan Lucic struggles to find right offensive spot in LA Kings lineup | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Why does this feel like it shouldn't be surprising?

Ex-coach Peter Horachek working to get back on his feet and into the NHL | SI.com
Really interesting look from the perspective of a guy whose biggest claims to fame were holding down interim coaching jobs in the NHL.

Nerdy Guy vs. Naked Eye: Bad bounces for Radim Vrbata - Sportsnet.ca
Literally pitting the stats against the eye test, yet they come to the same conclusion in this particular case.

NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I love that the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks had votes. Also, as a Los Angeles native who went to college in the northeast, I can confirm there's a definite difference in ice quality.

Rangers Vs. Sharks Recap: Rangers Snap Three Game Losing Streak, Shutout Sharks 4-0 - Blueshirt Banter
The NHL's only game on Monday meant another shutout for Henrik Lundqv—wait, who started the game for the Rangers?

Victor Hedman returns to practice, could play Tuesday | Tampa Bay Times
"Hedman [said] Benn's hit was 'clean,' a shoulder-to-clean check with five minutes left in the second period."