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For Thursday, September 24, 2015

If there were a way I could have avoided using a Kane photo twice in a row, I would have.
If there were a way I could have avoided using a Kane photo twice in a row, I would have.
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Detroit Red Wings News

Preseason Game Recap: Red Wings 4 - Blackhawks 1 - Winging It In Motown
I like wins. I like wins over Chicago especially.

Nameplate-gate: Red Wings fans' annual panic attack — icethetics
I figure since we're already a couple preseason games in, this is a useful reminder to everyone about the Red Wings' preseason jerseys, including non-Red Wings fans.

Red Wings, Zetterberg announce smoke detector collection - MiHockey - MiHockeyNow & MiHockeyMag
Now in its 14th season, the Red Wings will be collecting donated smoke detectors at Thursday's and Saturday's preseason games. Henrik Zetterberg will personally match all smoke detector and monetary donations, up to $15,000.

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk hoping for green light to skate - WXYZ.com
General manager Ken Holland said that injured Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk will see the doctor who performed the offseason surgery on Thursday. Holland also said more in the intermission interview.

NHL Team Preview 2015-16: Detroit Red Wings - Sportsnet.ca
Hey everyone, did you know the Detroit Red Wings are old?

Detroit Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen confident he can score in the NHL if given right opportunity | MLive.com
"He's not a fourth-line player, so he must earn a spot on one of the top three lines to play for the Red Wings." Depending on how the rest of the roster is constructed and depending on how the players can handle different levels of competition, I think the Red Wings can have a fourth line with Teemu Pulkkinen on it and distribute minutes more evenly, even just for a few games to prevent overusing some of the older players.

Gordie Howe takes in Wings-Blackhawks game at Joe Louis | The Detroit News
"Considering this was a relatively meaningless exhibition game, the news of Gordie Howe in the building was much bigger news."

Around the NHL

Erie County police deny Patrick Kane accuser's rape kit was tampered with - SBNation.com
The lawyer representing Patrick Kane's accuser held a press conference and, among other things, stated that evidence in the case had been tampered with. Eric Macramalla at TSN and Michael McCann at SI (via Allan Muir) have more.

Blackhawks vs. Red Wings preseason recap: Chicago loses 4-1 - Second City Hockey
View from the enemy.

Russian airline CEO guilty in Lokomotiv plane crash case | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Vadim Timofeyev, the former deputy of CEO Yak-Service Airlines, was found guilty of violating Part 3 of Article 263 of the Russian Criminal Code.

Foley not expecting Vegas expansion approval at next week’s BOG | ProHockeyTalk
Prospective NHL team owner Bill Foley will reportedly present to the board's executive committee on Tuesday.

The World Cup of Hockey & Hockey’s Biggest Gamble (So Far) - Hockey Wilderness
An interesting look at what the stakes are at the World Cup of Hockey, and why it should (or shouldn't) be compelling.

Five for Fighting: An in-depth analysis of fighting in the NHL — Part I - Eyes On The Prize
"According to Dr. Robert Cantu of Boston University, the average NHL player will suffer a concussion 'about once every four fights.' "