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For Friday, August 7, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Traverse City Prospects Tournament Information, Dates, and Schedule - Winging It In Motown
It's Traverse City Prospects Tournament time! . . . in another month.

Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts could be among candidates to be Canada's captain at World Juniors | MLive.com
"It would be yet another achievement in a storybook year for the 5-foot-8 Hicketts."

Canada's world junior gold-medal winners have lessons to teach younger players | Yahoo! Sports Canada
More Hicketts news, as this story from The Canadian Press highlights how his experience of winning the gold medal last year translates to his veteran status on the Canadian World Junior team this year.

Around the NHL

Kane under police spotlight: Hockey superstar is subject of rape allegation - City & Region - The Buffalo News
Please understand that this is an ongoing investigation — even if the police and the DA will neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of an investigation. The bullet points contained in this link are the facts of the investigation as of this link compilation.

When will the NHL stop letting us down? - Pension Plan Puppets
clrkaitken writes about the culture around hockey and says enough is enough.

Auston Matthews keeping playing destination under wraps until after junior camp | theScore
The likely 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick has been mum about where he'll play next season, after earlier reports suggested he'd head to Switzerland to make some money on an offer from Zurich.

The NWHL: Answers Regarding Ownership, Contracts, and the Player's Association | Ash on Ice
Missed this yesterday, but the NWHL answered some questions about business, hockey operations, and player safety.

Management Staff Named for 2016 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Team | USA Hockey
Gold medal, here we come!

Pens sign Matt Cullen, 1 year, $800,000 - PensBurgh
Hey, so the Pittsburgh Penguins signed someone yesterday, and they might actually kind of be a scary team next season.

This Dean Lombardi speech will make you want to run through a wall for America - Broad Street Hockey
I criticized Lombardi on Twitter for needing to learn some history with his Cincinnatus reference. Turns out, I need a reading comprehension lesson.

NWHL alters logos for Buffalo, Connecticut, opens online store | The Hockey News
Get your NWHL gear here! Well, actually here.

Player and team shooting percentage in the NHL - Five For Howling
Try and guess who the most efficient shooter from 2007-2015 is before reading through the charts.

World Cup of Hockey: Early predictions for USA's roster | USA TODAY Sports
Yikes, that American defense.

Is It a Common Groin Injury or Something Worse? - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
The Sports Doc talks about an injury that's become a bit of a running joke around here the last few seasons.

Maple Leafs using savvy investment strategy - Article - TSN
Travis Yost uses the ever familiar "buy low, sell high" strategy of investment to illustrate one way the Toronto Maple Leafs are navigating through their rebuild.

Capitals donate Verizon Center dasherboards to D.C.'s only public ice rink | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Something for the Red Wings to consider when they finally move to the new arena.