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For Friday, July 31, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Red Wings Mourn Loss of Leo Reise, Jr. - Detroit Red Wings - Press Release
He was a part of the first two of the four Stanley Cups in the 1950s.

Nicklas Lidstrom to play in Hall of Fame Legends Classic | MLive.com
Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame Legends Classic isn't the NHL or the Detroit Red Wings.

Wings Encounter: Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings - Features
Get to know the Red Wings' new third-line center a bit more personally.

Zetterberg to Zuccarello: The Top 10 Z’s of all-time | The Hockey News
I'm about to say something very sacrilegious: As of this very moment, I'd put Sergei Zubov above Henrik Zetterberg on this list.

Around the NHL

Marek Zidlicky on Boston Radar | Today's Slapshot
Hey look, one of the Red Wings' trade acquisitions might be a good option for Jeff's favorite team.

Jakub Voracek signs 8-year, $66 million contract with Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
$8.25 million AAV. Whoo boy. Fire up the buyout calculators!

Why trading Shea Weber finally makes sense for Nashville | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This article makes a compelling case, but I liken it to Toronto with Phil Kessel: They're in the driver's seat and have the absolute best bargaining position because they don't have to trade him. If they do, hopefully Nashville handles this better than Toronto did.

Gary Bettman faces deposition in NHL concussion suit
I would say the day of reckoning for the NHL is coming because of concussions, but Bettman is a lawyer as well, so he knows his way around a deposition.

Slava Fetisov wants Russians blocked from playing in NHL | MLive.com
First, it was just barring them from being able to make the choice until the age of 28. Now it's an outright lifetime ban. I understand why Fetisov is doing this, but it won't accomplish his goal.

Crosby, MacKinnon surprise seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy fighting cancer | The Hockey News
Two guys giving back to their hometown. This is the kind of offseason story I can get behind.

Red Deck Wins: The future hockey analytics driven metagame - Pension Plan Puppets
Relating hockey's analytics movement to the Metagame of Magic: The Gathering. You don't need to know MTG to appreciate the main thrust of this article. I know because I never played.

Alex Galchenyuk re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
Hope he enjoys losing to Detroit for the next two years.

Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit ‘low-ball’ offer | The Hockey News
Looks like Ehrhoff made a mistake in not cashing in when he was a free agent last offseason.

Five Ways to Help the Dallas Stars' Offseason Pass More Quickly - Defending Big D
Take these suggestions and just consider everything from the perspective of the right team, the Detroit Red Wings.

Expanding realignment talk: Tampa Bay in the West? - Raw Charge
After exploring the possibility of a potential Quebec expansion franchise starting its life in the West, Raw Charge looks at what if the Lightning were to make the move instead.

Report: Brandon Sutter, Canucks closing in on long-term extension - CBSSports.com
Oh my.

Blackhawks, city of Chicago announce new practice facility near United Center - Second City Hockey
Gee, I wonder who'll cry poor during the next lockout.

The Calgary influence behind the resurrection of the Cardiff Devils - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Pretty interesting story about hockey in a place you might not expect: the United Kingdom.

Mailbag: Ovechkin's Best Chance, the Power Play and Puck Possession - Japers' Rink
Some useful insights into Mike Green's last season with Washington on the power play.

NHL 16 producer Sean Ramjagsingh on EA Sports Hockey League, playoff beards | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Talking about the upcoming latest version of the EA Sports franchise. All I'll say is that there was a player morale feature in NHL 2004.

Examining on-ice shooting percentage by position - Article - TSN
Regression is king, but maybe on-ice shooting percentage regresses differently for different positions, according to Travis Yost.

Quebecor looking for partners in NHL bid - Article - TSN
I'm pretty sure they meant to say $500 million instead of billion in the beginning of the piece.

Get an inside look at Las Vegas arena construction - Sportsnet.ca
Got a look at our own new building, and now here's the MGM-AEG Arena.