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In Red Wings Land

Dylan Larkin feels ready for Red Wings captaincy -

This news got shared in the comments of yesterday’s QH with a TSN link, but I like the lead-in to this writeup as well. I’d be willing to gamble that people showing up to the home opener aren’t going to get home exactly on time because of a pregame ceremony involving Larkin.

“A letter is a letter, but being a captain of a franchise like the Detroit Red Wings would mean a lot to me. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, I still get to play for the Detroit Red Wings, I get to play in the NHL and I’m going to try to play my best.”

Around the League

Mailbag: Wild GM search, Point’s next contract with Lightning -

Dan Rosen covers the bases including the familiar names for the GM carousel’s stop in Minnesota and some talk about an unsigned RFA who ISN’T named Marner. Rosen also talks about which coaches are potentially on the hot seat.

Detroit isn’t mentioned.