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Quick Hits: Dan Cleary, Johan Franzen, and Reclamation Projects

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For Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings might sign Daniel Cleary, who could start season with Grand Rapids Griffins | MLive.com
Please tell me it's not real and I'm still having some bizarre nightmare.

Big Red Wings prospect Marc McNulty at crossroads of young career entering final junior season | MLive.com
The 6-foot-6 defenseman was a sixth-round pick in 2013 but hasn't progressed as well as the Red Wings hoped and wasn't offered a contract this year, making him eligible for the draft again. He was not selected.

New Red Wings arena construction contract fair is Tuesday in Detroit | News - Home
Tuesday's outreach offers more bite-sized pieces of the project, after some big contracts have already been taken care of.

Red Wings' Holland expects Franzen to be healthy by start of training camp | theScore
He "expects" him to be ready for the start of training camp, and now we're all worried about Johan Franzen regretting the decision thanks to the potential for a career-ending hit.

Around the NHL

Patrick Kane has met with investigators from Hamburg police and DA's office, per report - Second City Hockey
An update on the Patrick Kane investigation from Second City Hockey.

Inevitability And You: Advertisements Edition - Fear The Fin
A strong take on the jersey ads controversy that basically exposes that we take for granted the idea that everyone's already a walking advertisement.

Maple Leafs bringing in Devin Setoguchi on PTO - Sportsnet.ca
Another guy I wish would just go away instead of follow the Red Wings everywhere he goes so he can score hat tricks against the every single time.

NCAA players can get paid now, but will they? | The Hockey News
It's not pay-for-play just yet, but because the financial aid or scholarship packages schools offer their students isn't enough to cover absolutely every cost a player incurs, there's a way for NCAA athletes to get money for those extra expenses.

The Blues' First Informal Skate Is A Bit Rusty - St. Louis Game Time
Just the St. Louis Blues playing typical St. Louis Blues hockey. Rather, attempting to.

Brett Bulmer, Problem Children, and the NHL - Hockey Wilderness
A no-name signing and a "reclamation project," Brett Bulmer may never amount to anything in the NHL, but as the other examples listed here show, the Minnesota Wild will never know unless they try.

Sharks sign Frazer McLaren to 1-year contract; reportedly 2-way deal | theScore
This is roughly what the Red Wings an expect if they were to re-sign Dan Cleary. It's like the Sharks signing Frazer McLaren.

Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor enters treatment center - StarTribune.com
Sydor faces drunken driving charges with child endangerment factor and has entered the NHL/NHL Players' Association Substance Abuse/ Behavioral Health Program.

From the editor's desk: under new management? - Five For Howling
IceArizona may not be managing Gila River Arena soon. Here's why that may be according to plan.

Fun in the Midway - Battle of California
Welcome BOC's new Sharks writer. i won't disagree when he calls Southern California a "hellscape." It is a desert after all.

Preparing for the big Dustin Byfuglien regression | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A contract year means the Winnipeg Jets have some razor-thin margins for error when it comes to handling Dustin Byfuglien. It honestly sounds a little bit like the worry for us about how the Red Wings are planning to handle the Justin Abdelkader situation.

Russian Hockey Federation fined for leaving ice before Canadian anthem | theScore
I did not know they pulled this stunt. If the Russians have a problem with it, lobby the IIHF to change the rule or tradition or whatever it is that they violated per the IIHF. Otherwise, follow it, suck it up, and maybe play better next time so you don't get embarrassed like that, huh?