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Listen to WIIM Radio: The Opening Night Edition

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Welcome to our latest WIIM Radio! We’ve got me, Kyle, Mike, and Prashanth joining us this week to dive right into the 2017-18 season for the Red Wings. Here’s what we got up to:

The Athanasiou Situation: We talk about where things stand with the last-holdout RFA in the entire league and where all the blame should lie in regards to why he isn’t signed. Would a one or two-year deal change the way he plays or his motivation to arbitration? We also talk how the Red Wings ought to be using him if/when he does come back.

The Red Wings Roster: We break down the forwards and defense, looking at lines and pairings to see how the final roster played out. The Forwards are kind of decent, but obviously they have to play in front of a still-suspect defense.

Around the League: While we’ve stamped out as much excitement around here as we can, there’s an entire league to stamp out and get excited for! Is the Atlantic going to be the laughingstock? Can McDavid dummy the whole league? Will Jagr make Calgary a big difference-maker?

Positivity Corner: After a lengthy trip around the greener grass on the other side of the fence in the league, we take a break to smell the roses in our own garden.

Reader Questions: You asked and we answered on some great reader questions from you all this week, including our outlook, our drinks of choice, our prospects, and our prospects of getting other prospects. (Also here’s a link to the Mailbag so you can see the pic posted in the questions that gets talked about)

Looking Ahead: With just two games this week, we’ll prognosticate the results for you.

You can listen via the embedded player above or download directly from our Blogtalk Radio page. We also have a secret underground recording you can listen to. Just follow any clown holding a red balloon into a storm drain to access that.

As always, WIIM Radio is rated R for language and coulrophilia.