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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings TV analyst Darren Eliot leaves; who’s replacing him? | Freep

Kyle Bogey, the WXYT-FM (97.1) evening host and WXYZ-TV fill-in anchor, reported on Wednesday that, during the Wings viewing party at the Sound Board at Motor City Casino, former Wings defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Murphy said he would be returning to FSD.

If the Red Wings and Fox Sports Detroit are really bringing back Larry Murphy then Little Caesar’s Arena better stock up on hot dogs and do it fast.

Jokes aside, I’ll happily welcome Murphy back to my television. He got silly at times during the broadcast, but always made the games enjoyable to watch and provided some solid analysis too. Too bad he wasn’t brought back sooner.

Around the League

Bold predictions for the NHL trade deadline | ESPN

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings hang onto Nick Jensen. One of the most unexpectedly coveted pieces on the team, and current analytics darling, the 28-year-old defenseman has a paltry $812,500 cap hit. But he’s part of the solution, not the problem, and GM Ken Holland brushes away the suitors to try to keep the pending UFA in Detroit.

This prediction is really all that bold.

31 Thoughts: All eyes on Senators as trade deadline nears | Sportsnet

Nothing on the Wings in here, but good stuff from Elliotte Friedman as always.