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In Red Wings Land

With the door now closed on one Red Wings generation, the new one’s charge takes center stage | The Athletic Detroit ($)

This was my favorite Red Wings article of the day. It’s really is kind of crazy how we’ve already turned the page on an era of this franchise. I can vividly remember the Wings drafting the likes of the Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Petr Mrazek. Those guys were supposed to be the next generation to lead the Wings. Clearly, it didn’t quite happen like we hoped it would. Let’s see if Dylan Larkin, Filip Zadina & company can write a more successful chapter.

Red Wings get back to ‘basic principles’ after ugly loss to Canadiens | The Detroit News

For the folks out there without a subscription to The Athletic, please enjoy TEd’s practice report. Apparently, Larkin and Mike Green are questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Coyotes.

Around the League

Relentless crowd overwhelms Maple Leafs in Tavares’ return to New York | Sportsnet

It’s not too often the sound of a referee’s whistle is completely drowned out by a crowd chanting “A–hole! A–hole!”

WrestleMania is in New York this April and it looks like Islanders fans were getting some practice chants in against a returning John Tavares and his Maple Leafs.