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Blashill names his first Wings' coaching staff - Detroit Red Wings
Tony Granato and Pat Ferschweiler will be Jeff Blashill's assistants, while Chris Chelios will coach the defenders and Dave Noel-Bernier will be the video coach.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk would make elite trio with 5th Lady Byng | Detroit Free Press
Datsyuk is up against Anze Kopitar and Jiri Hudler for the Lady Byng trophy.

Niyo: Tom Wilson holds blueprint for success | The Detroit News
An interview with Olympia Entertainment President and CEO Tom Wilson.

Detroit Red Wings are about $14M under new NHL salary cap | Detroit Free Press
The new salary cap gives the Wings more than enough room to make their offseason moves.

NHL News

NHL reveals 2015-16 cap will be $71.4 million | ProHockeyTalk
Last year's cap was at $69 million. The small increase in the cap was largely due to the weak Canadian dollar.

Devan Dubnyk on contract: 'That earning window is small' | Puck Daddy
I cannot blame Dubnyk whatsoever for trying to sign as big of a contract as possible right now. He knows that he will most likely never be in a position like this one again.

Consensus reached: 5 minutes of 3-on-3 OT could be in place for 2015-16 | ProHockeyTalk
This should significantly reduce shootouts in the NHL!

Maloney weighing options with third overall pick | Sportsnet.ca
Don Maloney and the Arizona Coyotes have a lot of options available with their third overall draft pick.

NHL Free Agents: Puck Daddy’s top 15 unrestricted defensemen | Puck Daddy
There are a couple of UFA defensemen who I think the Wings should take a look at, including Mike Green and Christian Ehrhoff.

Oddsmaker: Carey Price heavy favorite to win Hart Trophy | ProHockeyTalk

I am still hoping for John Tavares to pull a surprise victory, if nothing else to fulfill one of my bold predictions.

Who are the biggest NHL Draft steals of all-time? | Sportsnet.ca
Who are the two biggest steals? Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, respectively.

Let's Go Red Wings!