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For Monday, October 5, 2015

Flush with excitement.
Flush with excitement.
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Detroit Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings 2015-16 preview - NHL - SI.com
Pretty soon we can stop with the season previews and start actually watching games be played. Very very soon.

Preseason Game Recap: Wings 2 - Leafs 1 - Winging It In Motown
Doubling up the Toronto Maple Leafs twice over the weekend.

InGoal 2015-16 Season Preview: Atlantic Division - The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
"Overall, [Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek] may be the best tandem in the division."

See new model of future Red Wings arena in Detroit | MLive.com
Another model of our shiny new arena which will open in a few years.

Victoria Royals record franchise's best start | Victoria Times Colonist
And Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts records another franchise best for the Victoria Royals.

Detroit Red Wings Being Stacked Calms Any Injury Fears | Octopus Thrower
I don't think injury fears will ever be quite calmed when those injuries are to guys like Pavel Datsyuk and Danny DeKeyser. But there's still a good point to be made here.

Red Wings Ink Evgeny Svechnikov to Three-Year Entry Level Contract - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings had their first-round pick from this past season put pen to paper over the weekend. Another Friday news dump.

TSN's Dreger discusses Stephen Weiss' status | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Stephen Weiss has plenty of good will built up in Florida, so maybe he should give Dale Tallon a ring.

Detroit Red Wings trim roster to 27 | MLive.com
Players assigned and put on injured reserve. That final roster is coming! But it also doesn't include guys like Andreas Athanasiou, Tomas Nosek, and Nick Jensen.

Dylan Larkin tops tough choices for Red Wings | The Detroit News
I don't think the choice on Dylan Larkin is tough. He earned his roster spot. It helps the team now AND in the future by developing him in the NHL.

Around the NHL

Jonas Gustavsson signs with Boston Bruins for $700,000 for one year - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Oh cool, we get to win some more games against Boston this year.

Zack Kassian involved in vehicular accident - Eyes On The Prize
Zack Kassian was taken to hospital after a car accident early Sunday morning.

Fire Raffi Torres into the sun, twice - Battle of California
"We can do this. We can fire Raffi Torres into the sun, twice."

Update: Raffi Torres turns down right to in person meeting with DPS - Fear The Fin
Here's the actual hit that Raffi Torres will be suspended one game for, because what else can we expect from the so-called Department of Player Safety?

Blackhawks surprisingly reassign Marko Dano to AHL Rockford - Second City Hockey
"We don't need Brandon Saad, look who we got in the trade coming in our direc—oh."

Report: No coach's challenge in preseason; league uncomfortable with test drive | theScore
Oh this should go over swimmingly during the first week of the season.

Reviewing Sergei Gonchar's Hockey Hall of Fame qualifications - PensBurgh
A look at the case for Sergei Gonchar and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Does his career have enough to get him in the hall?

Hurricanes sign Eddie Lack to two-year, $5.5 million extension - Canes Country
Wonder what's going to happen with Cam Ward now.