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For Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Listen to This Week's WIIM Radio: Training Camp Edition - Winging It In Motown
Another episode of WIIM Radio gets you caught up on the Prospect Tournament and training camp.

Red Wings' Dylan Larkin: I need to be selfish | Detroit Free Press
Didn't take long for the hype to get to Dylan Larkin's head. We're barely into the preseason, and Larkin already is talking about being selfish.

We Need to Stop the Idea of the National Honor League - Winging It In Motown
The idea that the NHL somehow has moral superiority over other major sports leagues is unhealthy.

Blashill aims to strike balance with Brendan Smith | The Detroit News
I can't say that "Brendan Smith" and "balance" are thoughts I can handle in my head at the same time.

Red Wings forward Johan Franzen on returning from concussion: one more hit and "that's probably it" - WXYZ.com
One more hit, and the Johan Franzen says he'll say goodbye to hockey. At least he concedes the risk he's taking.

Preseason Game Recap: Red Wings 4 Blackhawks 5 - Winging It In Motown
It came up short, but the Red Wings' comeback effort against Chicago's A team was impressive.

Detroit Red Wings’ rookie linemates have ‘great skill sets’ | Detroit Free Press
Skill, skill, skill. The Red Wings are going to need it.

Around the NHL

Lawyers to hold press conference in Patrick Kane case Wednesday | WGRZ News
Lawyers for the alleged Patrick Kane rape victim are will hold a news conference on Wednesday to address recent leaks and rumors.

Sexual Assault And The NHL: League Response Through The Eyes Of A Survivor - Anaheim Calling
"By allowing players to continue to play and train as if nothing has changed just proves that even when victims find the strength to speak out, the NHL won't bother to listen." The emphasis is mine. It's true that, legally speaking, "nothing has happened" yet considering Patrick Kane hasn't been charged. But because of the accusation and investigation — and the response, especially events like last week's press conference held by Chicago — it's impossible to say that "nothing has changed."

Blackhawks vs. Red Wings preseason results 2015: Chicago wins, 5-4, on 3-on-3 OT game-winner - Second City Hockey
View from the enemy.

The definitive NHL mascot rankings: Part 3 | Along the Boards
Guess where Al the Octopus ranks?

Report: Erik Johnson Signs Extension - Mile High Hockey
Seven years, $42 million for a $6 million AAV.

Maple Leafs at forefront of NHL's biomechanics movement - Sportsnet.ca
It's a bit much to say "forefront,' but the technology is pretty staggering. The Catapult Sports tracking technology sees GPS units placed inside or below shoulder pads that transmit approximately 300 pieces of data per second — per player — in real time.

Five things NHL and NHLPA could do, right now, to help prevent tragedies | The Hockey News
At least two of these five things are pretty interesting to me.

Systems Analyst: Forwards playing defense in 3-on-3 OT is going to be hilarious | theScore
Justin Bourne breaks down how 3-on-3 gets absolutely broken at times.