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In Red Wings Land

Wings vets: So far, youngsters are mostly all right | Detroit News

“The one big thing is we have to constantly talk after every shift, to say, ‘Where were you at?’ to get that chemistry. But, last night, there wasn’t much talking because we barely had the puck,” Vanek said. “It starts with the face-off, but it’s our forecheck and how we break the puck out.”

I dig this quote from Thomas Vanek. He’s going to be a key veteran up front working with the young Red Wings players (especially Andreas Athanasiou). I like the fact that he wants to constantly talk and teach throughout the game. It’s only going to help the kids.

Around the League

How large is the pool of Stanley Cup contenders? | TSN

I’d say realistically probably 4-6 team.