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WIIM Radio Mailbag: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

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Well hi there, old friends! How’s about we have ourselves a Red Wings hockey podcast? It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, so we apologize. Since training camp and preseason are just right around the corner, it’s time to start bantering about our beloved Red Wings again. We’ll cover everything that has happened over the past few weeks: The bad, the good, the beautiful, and the ugly! Let’s get it!

  • Free agency! We signed a few new faces in Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott. How do we feel about them along with other UFA signings? What about RFA signings? How do we feel about those?
  • Pavel Datsyuk is no longer a Red Wing, and is tearing up the KHL. Does it hurt? Of course it does! We’re going to whine into our wine about one of the greatest leaving.
  • Ken Holland has done a lot of talking to mainstream media this offseason that comes off as concerning. We’re going to riff on that.
  • World Cup of Hockey is upon us... Will you watch? Do you care? The Red Wings already have a slew of injuries which will hold out certain players. We’ll talk about that as well.
  • As always, we will answer your questions that you leave in our comments. Don’t be shy, it’s been a while!

As of right now, we will be broadcasting live at 10pm ET on Thursday, September 1st. We will update you if anything changes!