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Red Wings News:

Luke Glendening says new Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill 'will be true to himself' | MLive.com

Luke Glendening appears to be an already favorite of Jeff Blashill, and with good reason. Glendening thinks the Red Wings will get the same type of coach out off Blashill as they did with Mike Babcock.

2015 NHL off-season's 10 best hirings of coaches, GMs | SI.com

SI.com has Red Wings hiring of Jeff Blashill listed as number six, and Maple Leafs hiring of Mike Babcock as number one.

How do Wings rate in new-look NHL East? | The Detroit East

Kulfan says the Red Wings remain to be the same team in his latest article:

D Mike Green is a valuable addition, and F Brad Richards adds versatility. But the loss of Mike Babcock, arguably the best coach in the NHL, balances out the acquisitions. Losing Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) early doesn't help, either.

While I admit losing Datsyuk (for however long), and Babcock is a hit, I think it's a stretch to consider them the same team.

NHL Trade Talk: Buzz Surrounding the Detroit Red Wings, Bryan Bickell | Bleacher Report

Hahaha! How about no, Bleacher Report?

NHL News:

A Brief Introduction to the NWHL | Blueshirt Banter

The National Womens Hockey League is now upon us! How cool would it be to have a team in Detroit, or close to it? Something to think about.

Report: Bartoszek (a.k.a. the Tukwila guy) invited to speak with NHL | ProHockeyTalk

Seattle might have missed out on applying for an expansion application, but the man who is building an arena in a Seattle suburb has been invited to chat with NHL brass. I still think a professional hockey team in Washington would be incredible.

Rinaldo pledges 'more hockey sense'; Pens' fancy stats hire; | Puck Daddy

Zac Rinaldo pledges to have more hockey sense? Listen, Zac, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. You have as much hockey sense as an empty beer can.