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Quick Hits: Dylan Larkin Is a Red Wing

For Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Can't wait for the photo editor to start including game pictures where it doesn't look like Larkin's head is going to explode.
Can't wait for the photo editor to start including game pictures where it doesn't look like Larkin's head is going to explode.
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Detroit Red Wings News

Dylan Larkin earns a spot with the Red Wings - Dan Cleary to be Waived? - Winging It In Motown
DY-LAN LAR-KIN! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP* DYLAN LARKIN!

Red Wings' home opener to air on FSD and simulcast on FOX 2 | FOX Sports
The Detroit Red Wings' home opener will air on FOX Sports Detroit and be simulcast on FOX 2 on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Pretty big news to have it on the Big Fox channel.

Blade Up Blade Down with Ken Daniels - Detroit Red Wings
Blade up guy all the way.

Dylan Larkin talks about making the Red Wings' roster - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
"I couldn’t help but crack a smile."

Around the NHL

Zack Kassian has entered the NHL's Substance Abuse Program - Eyes On The Prize
After a day of speculation following a car accident, Zack Kassian has decided to get the help he seems to need.

NHL acknowledges it has a cocaine problem among players | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: How much cocaine? Enough that the NHL has been forced to acknowledge that more than a few players are using it, and that the League might have to be more proactive in testing for it.

Raffi Torres suspended 41 games - Fear The Fin
Even still, 41 games still feels a bit too light.

Marc Staal explains the NHL's shot-blocking fetish, and how D-men have to adjust | theScore
"And for the love of God, whatever you do, miss that first set of shinpads if you want to stick around the new NHL for long." You hear that, Kyle Quincey?

Bold Predictions: Minnesota Will Finish Top-5 in Goals - Hockey Wilderness
I won't speak for anyone else at WIIM, but Tony Wiseau, I will personally write a congratulatory post in your honor if this comes true when we do our own BOLD predictions redux.

How NHL's salary cap squeeze is impacting rosters - Sportsnet.ca
At the end of a summer that saw a number of veterans squeezed out of NHL jobs, the salary cap crunch claimed yet more victims: Those who thought they had security.

Andrew MacDonald waived by the Philadelphia Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
This is a guy that was given a six-year, $30 million contract last year.

Dallas Stars Demote Curtis McKenzie, Mattias Janmark Stays - Defending Big D
We lost the Erik Cole trade, I guess.

The Matchsticks 2015-16 season preview (very much a parody) - Matchsticks and Gasoline
"The Leafs, still winless, fire Mike Babcock. Don Cherry is brought in as temporary head coach."

Joe Pavelski named Sharks captain - Fear The Fin
Buried under the Raffi Torres news was this tidbit about a different Joe being captain of the San Jose Sharks.