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In Red Wing Land

Red Wings head to Chicago down Abdelkader, Helm | The Detroit News

Not having Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm is definitely going to make the Red Wings worse, but it’ll give the team and fans a chance to see a new, young player in Dominic Turgeon. Let’s find out if the 3rd round pick can play at the next level.

Around the League

What Team USA could’ve looked like with NHLers at the 2018 Olympics | Sportsnet

Man, this article makes me bummed that we won’t be seeing NHL players in the Olympics in a few weeks. USA could’ve had a fun team to watch.

Larkin as the 13th forward is a speedy utility man you can pencil in on any line and put in any situation offensively or defensively. One game he could be used sparingly as a penalty-killing specialist and the next he could get first-line minutes and be a conduit for offence.

No one should be surprised to see that Dylan Larkin could’ve been the only Red Wings player to represent United States. It would’ve been fun as hell to watch him play alongside and against the best of the best.