In Red Wings Land
Well-rested Red Wings refocus on physical play | Ted Kulfan
Not really surprising to hear this is a focus heading into this weekend’s tilt against the Blues. Their identity for a while now has rested on their ability to play hard and heavy. The Red Wings apparently want to muck it up against the Blues.
Rumor Roundup: Trade buzz surrounding Red Wings, Oilers, and Blue Jackets | Lyle Richardson
It’s the usual suspects listed here, but if word of the Wings making a trade is coming again, then maybe there’s fire here?
Around the League
With wheels in motion and price tag set, Seattle a slam-dunk to be next for the NHL | Ken Campbell
Lots of expansion and franchise talk this week with the governor’s meeting. Seattle has been approved to begin the application process. This only means that the Seattle ownership group can apply; it doesn’t necessarily confirm that a new franchise is coming to Seattle. But at this point, it seems likely.