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For Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings 2015 HockeyFest tickets on sale Thursday - Detroit Red Wings - Press Release
Get a dose of your hockey fix a month before the puck drops with the Red Wings' HockeyFest!

Red Wings coach Blashill on Mike Green: 'He's my kind of player' | theScore
From sprout42 in the comments of yesterday's Quick Hits. Let's hope he's our kind of player too.

Seven Red Wings prospects preparing for World Junior Championship evaluation camps | MLive.com
It's a shame Larkin probably won't be playing for Team USA because he'll be leading the Red Wings in scoring by Christmas.

Red Wings set to appear 16 times on national TV - Winging It In Motown
I understand the frustrations over losing Ken and Mick on so many telecasts and being subjected to Doc and Edzo, but considering I live in Anaheim Los Angeles, I don't mind it that much. Full schedule here.

"Roughly Translated" Tomas Jurco Interview | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Malik with a roughly translated Tomas Jurco interview on his new contract and expectations for next season. As far as translations go, seems like it got the gist of what he said.

Mitch Callahan says he'll be ready for Red Wings camp, but not a return to AHL | MLive.com
Hope you like Edmonton, Mitch. Oh wait, you said you didn't want to go back to the AHL.

Aerial footage: Red Wings arena construction | News - Home
This will be a lot cooler when it's completed and a time lapse video rather than real time, but this is still pretty cool.

Around the NHL

Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference | ProHockeyTalk
Winnipeg survived a few seasons in the Southeast Division. I"m sure Quebec City, if they get a team, can handle a season or two in the Western Conference while the NHL works out a more long-term solution. Hey, newcomers, you don't get to the run the show.

Potential hockey analytics conference in Central Florida - Litter Box Cats
Want to learn about advanced statistics? There may be a seminar headed to Florida. Or stick around for a couple hours.

Breaking Down the Alex Chiasson Arbitration Watch - Silver Seven
Chiasson's award came out more than 16 hours after the deadline. It all led to things getting a little restless on Twitter. Sample: "I'm hearing Chiasson has been awarded a new 2-year contract for $70 a month with Rogers. 4 GB of data. Reasonable deal imo."

Derek Stepan Signs Six-Year Extension With Rangers - Blueshirt Banter
Narrowly avoid arbitration and pay the guy a lot of money.

Here are the "rivalries" on "Wednesday Night Rivalry" in 2015-16 - Broad Street Hockey
Just how many of the listed "Rivalry" games are actual rivalries?

Marcus Kruger to take short deal if Blackhawks can't open up enough cap space - Second City Hockey
Kruger's taking a huge risk if he ultimately signs this kind of extension.

Report: Nik Antropov considering return to NHL | theScore
He's 35 years old. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OLD. And we're not exactly talking about Jaromir Jagr here.

Is this a new Avalanche Jersey? - Mile High Hockey
All I'm saying is that I hope the real jerseys don't end up that ugly, and that I hope the Red Wings' Stadium Series jersey also won't look that ugly.

Daniel Briere willing to play close to home, still considering retirement | theScore
He's 27 games away from 1,000. And in case you're wondering, "close to home" is New Jersey.

Colin Wilson Signs 4-year, $15.75 Million Contract - On the Forecheck
Cool story, bro.