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For Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Mature, smart Alexey Marchenko appears NHL-ready, but Red Wings blue line is crowded | MLive.com
"No matter how efficient Marchenko is in the preseason he's destined to start the season in Grand Rapids, unless there is an injury to one of the club's seven veteran defensemen." Well, it's good to know they're icing the best possible roster they can.

It's early, but Tatar is already clicking - Detroit Red Wings - News
Tomas Tatar leads league with four goals in the preseason. Hope he carries it into the regular season and playoffs.

Red Wings 2015-16 Season Preview: The Goalies, Part I of II - Winging It In Motown
Continuing with our season previews, here's the first installment in a two-part series examining the situation in goal.

Red Wings prospects sparkle again in win over veteran-laden Bruins lineup | MLive.com
Drew Miller, Tomas Jurco, and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Red Wings last night. Athanasiou highlight here.

Xavier Ouellet trying to get a foothold with Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press
Another player who could probably have started playing in Detroit full-time last season.

Around the NHL

The Most Valuable Time of the Year: Why training camp & pre-season are so important - Eyes On The Prize
Training camp and the pre-season may be the only time that veterans are able to gain some one-on-one time with rookies.

Quebec, Las Vegas to make presentations to NHL Tuesday - Sportsnet.ca
"It is expected to take at least two years before the NHL would potentially have 32 teams playing." Hey, so right when the Red Wings' new arena is expected to open.

Practice Concerns: Coaching wisdom & redefining consistency | Hockey Graphs
"I don’t think it’s ever a bad thing to ask your players to be consistent in effort and preparation, but only your best (and worst) players can really be consistent in their results."

Blackhawks release Tomas Kopecky, Lubomir Visnovsky from tryouts - Second City Hockey
Former Red Wing Tomas Kopecky now hoping for an opportunity somewhere else.

Brent Seabrook's contract the latest structured with lockout protection - Sportsnet.ca
Can't wait for when the NHL to decide that, for some reason, this isn't a good thing and must be negotiated out of the next CBA.

VIDEO: Islanders debut new goal horn, fans do not approve one bit | theScore
The simple solution is to never let the New York Islanders score goals in their new building.

Dylan Strome should not play for the Arizona Coyotes this year - Five For Howling
Five for Howling makes a pretty convincing case not to "Edmonton" their third overall pick from this past entry draft.

Leafs radio announcers won't travel with team, will call games from studio - CBSSports.com
The Toronto Maple Leafs' radio announcers will not travel with the team this season, as in years past. Sportsnet and Bell Media don't seem too willing to absorb new travel costs. Maybe this is Phase 1 for when the NHL owners cry poor at the next CBA negotiation.

SpiderMable finds and saves 'captured' Andrew Ference in heartwarming scene (Photos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This is really cool and great and needed.