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For Monday, September 28, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Penalty-prone Detroit Red Wings drop overtime decision to Boston Bruins in preseason | MLive.com
In Dan Cleary's preseason debut, he committed an offensive zone penalty on his first shift.

Young Bertuzzi adjusts his game - Detroit Red Wings - News
The guy who fought Nick Jensen in a camp that didn't matter for NHL roster spots could end up being a big contributor for the organization.

Red Wings' Johan Franzen has no issues after first game | MLive.com
Johan Franzen "wasn't afraid to go anywhere, like in the corners" during his first preseason game against Pittsburgh.

In the D: Tatar, Richards Gelling for Red Wings in Early Preseason | Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers
The Detroit Red Wings’ regular season has yet to begin, but the team has already given fans a lot to look forward to.

Red Wings' Johan Franzen was focused on physical play, getting 'a little dirtier' in second game | MLive.com
OK, so now that he thinks he's good and he's feeling good about the contact and getting hit, can Johan Franzen just please focus on scoring goals and staying healthy?

THN’s 2015-16 NHL season preview: Detroit Red Wings | The Hockey News
"Detroit fans won’t want to hear any of it, but they snuck into the post-season in 2014-15, so maybe this team could be primed to take a step backwards." I don't want to hear any of it because I don't like being lied to.

Detroit Red Wings look to be more disciplined this season after taking too many penalties in 2014-15 | MLive.com
Or, you know, the referees could also call some penalties on Detroit's opponents.

Wings keep an eye on assorted injuries | The Detroit News
Injury updates on Xavier Ouellet, Mike Green, Teemu Pulkkinen, Kyle Quincey, and Johan Franzen, plus Cleary's take on the decision to move on from Mike Babcock.

Griffins Begin Training Camp Monday - Winging It In Motown
Press release for the Grand Rapids Griffins training camp and preseason games.

Around the NHL

Erie County DA says evidence bag was a 'hoax,' Patrick Kane investigation is 'ongoing' - Second City Hockey
Erie County district attorney Frank Sedita directly refuted claims of evidence tampering in the Patrick Kane case. There's still no timetable for a resolution in the Patrick Kane investigation.

The leagues of Europe and their relative competitiveness - Eyes On The Prize
A long look at the different leagues in Europe, and whether we can rank them by strength.

There's "a lot of cocaine" in the NHL, Viktor Loov tells Swedish news - Pension Plan Puppets
In a discussion with LT, a Swedish news outlet, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Viktor Loov spoke about substance abuse in the NHL and AHL.

NHL alumni lean on Break Away program post-career - Sportsnet.ca
While Break Away offers a number of different resources, they won't help much if players are unaware of what is available to them, or if they are hesitant to reach out for help.

Brent Seabrook signs 8-year, $55 million extension with Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
OK, so Brent Seabrook will probably still be the bad contract that Chicago will unload to free up cap space. Just not this offseason. Some analysis here.

NHL Win Totals - The Copper & Blue
Bovada set the over/ under for the Red Wings at 42.5.

Leafs sign Brad Boyes to 1 Year Contract - Pension Plan Puppets
The former 40-goal scorer put up 14 goals and 38 points with the Florida Panthers last season.

Flames' Blair Riley forced to exit game after 16 seconds following lineup card gaffe
Hey, I finally get a chance to bring this post back from the oblivion! (Rule 5.1.)