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For Thursday, August 20, 2015

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings News

Ranking Top 15 Red Wings Prospects: Dylan Larkin - Winging It In Motown
If you're looking for something to get you excited again this morning, just remember what you were excited about yesterday morning: the No. 1 Red Wings prospect, Dylan Larkin.

"Expertly Translated": Alexey Marchenko Gives an interview to NHL.ru | The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
NHL: What are your goals for the new season?
Marchenko: Solidify my spot on the roster and help the team win Stanley Cup.
NHL: Shooting for the top prize, right away?
Marchenko: Of course, we are not playing for the sake of playing. But first, I need to make the team.

Detroit Red Wings outlook for 2015-16 NHL season - NHL.com's 30 in 30 package: 2015-16
It's Detroit Red Wings Day at NHL.com, as part of their 30 in 30 coverage of all NHL teams and their offseason reviews and season previews. Start off with "Red Wings ready to start new era under Blashill." Then continue for more:

Around the NHL

Lawyer: New evidence 'crucial' to Boogaard case against NHL - Article - TSN
Situation sucks all around. "'As document production and deposition testimony has developed in the NHL Concussion (case), (Boogaard's) counsel has unearthed relevant … evidence related to the NHL's duty to its players that was not previously available,' [Boogaard family lawyer Bill] Gibbs wrote to the court."

Andrew Hammond's new mask honours brave young fan - Sportsnet.ca
At first glance, Andrew Hammond's new goalie mask is exactly what you'd expect from a guy nicknamed 'The Hamburglar.' The most meaningful part of the mask, however, can be found on the back. Nice gesture.

It's Way Too Easy To Cheer for Matt Duchene - Mile High Hockey
"Try rooting against Matt. I dare you. Can't do it? Thought so..." Easy. He plays for the wrong team. BOO MATT DUCHENE!

The anatomy of an ideal NHL player - Eyes On The Prize
What role does "size" play in hockey players, and what is "size" supposed to even mean?

Alex Ovechkin says he will play in 2018 Olympics - Sportsnet.ca
He won't be the only one going if there doesn't happen to be an agreement in place to send players to Pyeongchang when the time comes.

2016 Passing Project Preview: How You Can Help - In Lou We Trust
Be a part of the #fancystat community and contribute to Ryan Stimson's Passing Project.

Paul Martin adds depth, security to Sharks' blue line - Fear The Fin
After spending years as the security blanket for Kris Letang, Martin will get a similar task with Brent Burns in San Jose.

Why I am no longer a Jim Benning or Trevor Linden guy - Nucks Misconduct
The entire Vancouver Canucks offseason has been hilarious.

California Seals documentary in the works - NHL - SI.com
A California Seals documentary is in the works and filmmaker Mark Greczmiel is seeking photos and footage.

Boedker open to staying with Coyotes, but ‘it’s their turn to show what I mean to the team’ | ProHockeyTalk
Bit of an incendiary headline. Boedker continues, "In some ways, it will be interesting to see, but I have to perform on the ice."

Why CalgaryNEXT will get done... eventually - Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet's Mark Spector predicts that Calgary's new project will indeed get built — just not in the funding form that the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Group (CSEG) laid down during Tuesday's presentation.

Outdoor ice rink planned for Nashville's NHL All-Star Weekend | USA Today
But but but I thought there was no ice in Nashville.

Bridgestone discontinues sponsorship with Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"Bridgestone Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award" was already a handful anyway.

Alexander Burmistrov ready for his return to Winnipeg | The Hockey News
I think it's too bad the Red Wings never managed to get him when they could have gotten him for peanuts.

Going home again? Sens, Havlat talk training camp PTO | ProHockeyTalk
The Senators are going to have to make sure Havlat doesn't break a finger trying to sign the tryout agreement.