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Quick Hits: Las Vegas and Quebec Expansion, Red Wings Prospects at WJCs, and Arizona State to Play at Coyotes Arena

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For Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Would you rather have a brand new expansion team or inherit the Atlanta Thrashers?
Would you rather have a brand new expansion team or inherit the Atlanta Thrashers?
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Detroit Red Wings News

Dylan Larkin, Axel Holmstrom could be teammates with Detroit Red Wings - 2016 World Junior Championship
Lots of Red Wings prospects at World Junior camps. Let's see these guys turn into bona fide NHL stars sometime, yeah?

Leo Reise: Former Wings defenceman had the lucky touch - The Globe and Mail
Great profile of the recently departed Leo Reise, Jr. Did you know he's yet another defenseman the Chicago Blackhawks traded to Detroit who then went on to win a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings?

NHL.com - Rosen's mailbag - Aug. 5, 2015 - Over the Boards
What does one of NHL.com's senior writers expect from the first year of the Red Wings having Jeff Blashill behind the bench?

Lidstrom Signing | A.J. Sports World - Twitter
The Perfect Human will be holding a signing in November at the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto in November.

Around the NHL

Quebec City, Vegas invited to phase two of NHL expansion process - Article - TSN
Everything seems to be going according to plan in the expansion process. Las Vegas Millionnaires and Quebec Wanderers anyone?

Why hockey’s top female player walked away – to become a cop | The Hockey News
Fascinating story. Just imagine if she could manage an NWHL career too along with it instead of giving it up.

Price's Big Moment - Rewatching the classic 2007 World Junior Championship shootout - Eyes On The Prize
Some film room work on a USA and Canada shootout at the 2007 World Juniors.

Bryan Murray Knows How To Get A Bargain - Silver Seven
Let's see how well Murray can manage when some of these players aren't RFAs.

Stars GM Jim Nill on Lehtonen, Niemi: 'You can't get any better than having two No. 1 goalies in your lineup' | Dallas Morning News
Dallas Stars GM and former Red Wings executive Jim Nill recently joined North Texas' The Ticket (KTCK-AM 1310 and 96.7 FM). The highlights are posted in article form in two parts, one linked above and the second linked here.

After Lou Lamoriello's Exit, It Appears Many of His Quirks Will Leave With Him - In Lou We Trust
I find it incredibly strange that a team named the New Jersey Devils would be loathe to give a player jersey No. 13. And that may not be the strangest thing about the Lou-run Devils.

Bettman: Outdoor games 'far from being overdone' - Article - TSN
I buy that the season after the 2012 lockout, they had all those outdoor games to try to recoup some of the lost revenues from the lockout. Maybe they were overdoing the outdoor games then, but I don't think so now.

Sun Devils to play at Coyotes' Gila River Arena - NHL - SI.com
In case you missed the news from last November, Arizona State University, thanks to some major alumni donations, will be elevating their club hockey team to NCAA Division I over the next few seasons. Four games, two of them against NCAA DI opponents, will take place at the Coyotes' arena.

Keith Yandle Trade Rumors: A Silly Season Reminder (And Assorted Thoughts) - Blueshirt Banter
How not to handle a valuable asset, at least if you're someone trying to write a story in the summer.

What Makes a Good Penalty Killer? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Read No. 1 on the Good list and No. 13 on the Bad list.

Washington Capitals: Ten Facts to Impress Your Friends - Japers' Rink
Some of these are pretty cool, I admit. I am — what's the word? — impressed.

Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Viktor Svedberg to one-year contract - Second City Hockey
The 6-foot-8 defenseman will return to Chicago. Yes, that is correct, 6-foot-8.

Do combine results and draft status really matter? - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
A look into how physical and athletic stats outside of hockey games can become the focal point instead of actually playing the game, to the detriment of the players and their growth.