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Red Wings News

Red Wings seek more offense
Jeff Blashill and Tomas Tatar talk after Thursday's practice and how to improve the offense going into Friday's game against Ottawa. Video by Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press.

Red Wings believe they're a deeper team than they've shown, need several to step up offensively | MLive.com
Prove it.

Jeff Blashill on Sirius XM Radio - Winging It In Motown
Blashill speaks, we listen.

Daniel Cleary embraces opportunity in Grand Rapids - Gregg Krupa
In all the hate and exhaustion for the continuing Dan Cleary story, its's been kind of easy to forget the humanity of it all. At his core, Dan Cleary is a person not ready to let go of the dream of playing.

Around the NHL

Slava Voynov signs with KHL team SKA St. Petersburg - NHL - SI.com
There isn't really a KHL team that I like, but there are some I dislike more than others. Add SKA St. Petersburg to that list.

Eight surprising NHL players who haven’t scored this season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It's apparently surprising that a guy who scores once every six games has gone nine without a point. Perhaps more damning is Glendening's usage suggesting there is an expectation for him to score.

The problem with 3-on-3 overtime - Eyes On The Prize
Andrew Berkshire is dumb and wrong about something, but he puts a video in here about Steve Dangle being right. The assertion that it's solely a "purity of the game" consideration is straight up blubber-turd stupid.

The Bruins have raised the Halloween bar again - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins are despicable as a team.

Dr. StrangeGlove(side), Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Cats - Litter Box Cats
Good perspective from a much-maligned market on the southern expansion plan.

Fan Post: Big-hearted Visnovsky twice connects with Islanders fan family - Lighthouse Hockey
Lubomir Visnovsky is a cool guy with a supervillain's name.

How the PP Evolved from Relying on Ovechkin, to Relying on the Threat of Ovechkin - Japers' Rink
Having a right-shooting bringer-of-thunder changes things for a power play. You have to spend so much time defending that threat that you have to leave yourself open in other ways.

Fireside Chat - The Committed Indian
A treatise on "systems" in hockey that's also about Marko Dano, but I don't care about him.

Semin to be healthy scratch versus Oilers | ProHockeyTalk
The beginning of the Therrien vs. Semin issues we've all been waiting for?

Fights and the fighters are disappearing from NHL - Article - TSN

If a player is good enough to stick with today's lineups, he's either too valuable to fight or he's too marginal to keep taking himself off the ice in 5-minute increments and endangering his spot in the lineup. The culture is changing.