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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings assessing final auditions for David Booth, P-A Parenteau | Helene St. James

Freep.com

The article dribbles out some interesting information that isn’t implied by the title. As we knew, Zetterberg will be centering Nyquist and Tatar to start the season. It also mentions that Frk is pushing to grab a spot on Larkin’s line, playing opposite of Mantha. Furthermore, David Booth, P.A. Parenteau, and Luke Witkowski are competing for two spots. Blashill mentions he isn’t opposed to using Parenteau on the fourth line.

Around the League

Islanders make bid to leave Brooklyn | The Canadian Press

TSN.ca

The Islanders’ unhappiness with their living situation is a secret as poorly kept as Guinevere and Lancelot’s affair, but now they’re making things official; the Isles are officially looking for a new home. They want to go back to the suburbs after this season, when their contract with the Barclays Center provides a provision for the club to opt out. Meanwhile, I’m sure investors in Quebec City are sharpening their dinner knives in the hopes this thing goes off the rails so they can gobble up the storied franchise.