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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings hire Naurato for player development role |

Through Total Package Hockey, Naurato and his staff have worked with many other NHL players, including Luke Glendening, Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau, former Wing Patrick Eaves, Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck and Columbus’ Zach Werenski.

Those are some decent hockey players.

Around the League

10 changes that would make the NHL better | NBC Sports Washington

Move the Red Wings back to the Western Conference

Moving to the Eastern Conference made all the sense in the world for Detroit logistically, but if Arizona moves to Quebec someone would have to move west. The Red Wings are the perfect candidate.

Who doesn’t miss the Detroit-Chicago rivalry? Or how about Detroit-Colorado? Detroit-Dallas? Detroit-St. Louis? All of those matchups move the needle more than any of the team’s current divisional rivals.

Sorry, but no one is really tuning in for the big Red Wings-Panthers matchup.

Restore the old rivalries and move the Red Wings back West where they belong.

Naw. I’m cool being in the East.