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Gameday

Red Wings vs. Penguins 5pm at Little Caesars Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit (Local), NHLN (not-as-local)

In Red Wings Land

Projecting the Detroit Red Wings’ opening night lineup, version 2.0 - Freep

Helene’s guesses at who’s winning the roster battles right now has no Rasmussen, Veleno, Zadina, Cholowski, Seider, or Kaski. It’s a long preseason and an even longer regular season though.

Patrik Nemeth’s strength, shot-blocking to boost Red Wings defense - mlive

I don’t really care about shot-blocking and I tend to prefer puck-movers over stay-at-home defense, but I have liked what I’ve seen from Nemeth so far. Honestly, the guy isn’t terrible at moving the puck either, it’s just the diggers love praising his net-front stuff.

Around the League

Hughes scores twice for Devils in preseason debut - NHL.com

Well good for him.

This is a cap move as much as anything for the Jets to protect their money while Byfuglien makes up his mind about his future.