In Red Wings Land
Detroit Red Wings' David Pope has shot to vie for spot - Detroit Free Press
Pope calls himself a shooter, but it's real hard to see him as anything but a long shot at this point.
“I’m one of those kids who developed a little bit later,” Pope said. “I was a little bit later to puberty – a lot of guys were shaving at 12 years old and I’m not yet. A lot of it was just growing into my body – when you start to get a little bit of that man-strength, everything kind of comes together from there.”
Detroit’s fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, O’Reilly attended USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camps in 2015, 2016 and 2017, so being back at an elite-level summer camp was nothing new.
“Growing up doing all those USA Hockey camps, especially the three years I did them in Buffalo, it gets you pretty familiar with these situations,” said O’Reilly, who scored 21 goals with Madison in the USHL last season.
Hey he's not the only O'Reilly who preferred to get out of Buffalo [rimshot]
Around the League
Islanders-Maple Leafs Trade: Matt Martin returns for Eamon McAdam - Lighthouse Hockey
BUT WHO WILL PROTECT JOHN TAVARES NOW?!?!?!
NHL Free Agency 2018: Former No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov signs in KHL, likely cements legacy as bust - CBSSports.com
Likely? C’mon. I think the cement is long-past dry on this one. I always felt real bad for Yakupov, but sometimes these things happen.