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For Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

Gif Recap: Red Wings Fall to Blue Jackets 5-2 - Winging It In Motown
GIF recap of the Wings 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Championship game of the 2015 NHL Prospect Tournament.

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Reflections on the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup
Linked by wingingintherain in yesterday's Quick Hits, this is a pretty great tribute to the namesake of the Traverse City Prospect Tournament trophy.

Wings invite tough guy Rechlicz to camp | ProHockeyTalk
I'm fairly certain ProHockeyTalk has followed the agony that is the Dan Cleary saga. So why would they think this camp invite has any significance on the NHL roster whatsoever?

Red Wings' Johan Franzen anxious to get bumped around in training camp, preseason, has no concerns | MLive.com
First: "He still is experiencing headaches, but it doesn't worry him." Second: That's a scary picture of Johan Franzen they used.

Anthony Mantha needs stitches in hand during prospects tourney final but is expected to be OK | MLive.com
Oh joy. New season means injury updates. Ken Holland said Anthony Mantha should be available when the Red Wings open training camp Friday in Traverse City.

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Something to Prove: Underrated Nosek Could See NHL Time this Season
A guy whose prospect stock has been rising in Tomas Nosek is making a big push for some NHL time this season.

Around the NHL

Simon Gagne retires from hockey - Broad Street Hockey
The former Flyers winger played his best hockey in Philadelphia.

NHL 16 reviews: Comeback effort for EA Sports' hockey franchise? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Did they learn their lesson after "NHL 15" and return this thing to its former glory?

Medal of Honor: EA Sports' NHL 16 picks Islanders as Stanley Cup champs - Lighthouse Hockey
"The Hockey News was the first to discover it when their simulation of NHL 16 ended with the Islanders beating Dallas in seven games to take the championship." Might be time to put down the controller. Or maybe EA needs to scrap this game and start over.

NHL, NHLPA announce seven-year jersey partnership with adidas - Pension Plan Puppets
The partnership will commence with the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and begin full-time with NHL teams during the 2017-2018 season. Something already known and formally announced yesterday.

Buffalo, St. Louis, Pittsburgh named finalists to host 2018 World Juniors | theScore
Chicago and Tampa get the short end of the stick.

NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate
The NHL has never had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports in Toronto.

NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied - Puck Drunk Love
"NHL has instructed teams ot play 3 on 3 OT at least three times, even if game isn't tied." Or else what? It's the preseason, for crying out loud. I want teams to defy the NHL here and see what the league does about it.

Possibility of Outdoor Game on Parliament Hill - Silver Seven
"The game would help to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first NHL game, played December 1917 between the Canadiens and Senators."

Report: No decision on whether Patrick Kane will attend training camp - Puck Drunk Love
From a media standpoint, Patrick Kane's presence or lack thereof doesn't matter. Either the circus will revolve around him if he shows up, or everyone will just ask his teammates the questions about Kane if he and/ or Chicago opt to keep him out.

Brad Marchand says the Bruins were a divided team last season - CBSSports.com
Just imagine what it'll be like this year.