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For Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Listen to WIIM Radio: Week of October 18 - Winging It In Motown
Come on, you want to hear the story of J.J.'s awful sandwich, don't you?

Red Wings looking for more puck possession as way to improve significant shots disparity | MLive.com
Caleb had this to say about the Red Wings using zone tracking statistics as a way to acknowledge Detroit does use analytics to some extent. Here, Khan has some quotes from Blashill about what's contributing to the zone time disparities.

Red Wings' Dylan Larkin ready for first meeting with fellow rookie sensation Connor McDavid | MLive.com
Burying the lede: "Blashill said Petr Mrazek will start in goal against the Oilers and Canucks with Jimmy Howard getting the nod against the Flames."

Teen Dylan Larkin energizes Red Wings | The Detroit News
Dylan Larkin talks about his coaches growing up. And I guess you could technically say he's still growing up, but Jeff Blashill doesn't feature in this piece.

Around the NHL

Inconsistency Plaguing NHL's Player Safety Reform - Hockey Wilderness
The poster child for missed opportunities in the last week was the decision NOT to suspend Connor McDavid for his hit on Johnny Oduya.

Hockey parent horror story a reminder to keep things in perspective - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
Patrick O'Sullivan was pretty well touted, especially early in his stint in Los Angeles. Sad to see.

New York Islanders 4, Blue Jackets 0 - Quick Thoughts - The Cannon
The Columbus Blue Jackets are #bad.

Rumblings: Don't expect Stanley Cup to be late again | ESPN
Or we could just not have Chicago win it ever again so that way they won't have to deal with the terrible weather that delayed it last season.

San Jose and the myth of depth - Fear The Fin
"There are no teams (none) that can survive losing a top-four defenseman . . . and a top six center. That team doesn't exist in a salary cap league, and quite frankly I'm not convinced that team existed much before the NHL was a salary cap league." Counterpoint: The 2013-14 Detroit Red Wings.

Rookie Mattias Janmark happened while the Stars made other plans | SI.com
We lost the Eri—*gets stuffed with a facemask full of nitrous oxide.*

Flyers vs. Stars: Was this Antoine Roussel hit on Brayden Schenn dirty? - Broad Street Hockey
No.

Blackhawks' Duncan Keith out 4-6 weeks following knee surgery - Second City Hockey
Losing Duncan Keith is pretty big, but I have a hard time believing this will affect Chicago that badly.

Canadiens vs Blues Top Six Minutes: Price blanks Blues for 7th straight win - Eyes On The Prize
I cannot wait for these suckers to finally lose a game. And go another season without a Stanley Cup.

Ovechkin buries own rebound for 900th career point | theScore
He will almost certainly reach 500 goals this season as well.

Dallas Stars Face Philadelphia Flyers And Apparently Time Travel - Defending Big D
At least they didn't use the Mooterus.