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The Big Story

Keith Primeau still has concerns about future after concussions | by Joe Pack -

Continuing yesterday’s theme while tying it back to the Red Wings, here’s an article about Keith Primeau and his recovery from the concussion issues that cut short his career.

The reason I keep beating this drum is because of quotes like this (emphasis mine)

“I actually feel really good, thanks,” said Primeau. “My last concussion, which forced me to retire, was back in 2005. It did take me upwards of seven years before I did start to feel better but I’m in a good space now, enjoying retirement and family life.

In Detroit Land

The Two Key Issues Plaguing The Red Wings | By: Will Burchfield - CBS Detroit

In the Wings’ defeats, coach Jeff Blashill has noticed two common flaws.

“When we haven’t been as good, there’s two things I’d say. One, we’ve turned too many pucks over coming out of our end, and two, we’ve given up rush-chances against, and you can’t win in this league giving up those types of chances,” Blashill told the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket on Thursday.

Those are two common issues, but they are not the only ones.