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Free agent Bertuzzi ‘wants to continue playing’ | ProHockeyTalk
It would not be out of the realm of possibility that a team signs him to a PTO. He can still be a contributing player in the NHL.

Red Wings prospects: Could Tomas Nosek become breakout star in upcoming tourney? | MLive.com

I forgot that we had signed Nosek earlier this summer. It will be interesting to see how his game translates over to the North American ice. After some time with the Griffins, he may be able to be a decent contributor for the Wings.

Red Wings forward Mitch Callahan to have surgery on bottom teeth next week | Detroit Free Press

Remember when Callahan lost ten teeth last season? He still needs to repair his bottom teeth. I still cringe at the thought...

Red Wings offer training camp tryout to defenseman Raphael Diaz, who is considering his options | MLive.com

If the Wings ultimately sign Diaz to replace Lashoff, I am fine with that. But, I would rather have a prospect such as Sproul or Ouellet take Lashoff's spot, instead of a veteran like Diaz.

Helm ready for promotion with Wings | ProHockeyTalk
Helm brings a different aspect to his game than a Tatar or Nyquist. Playing alongside of Zetterberg and Datsyuk may not result in any major change, or it may be the biggest Wings' revelation since Ericsson became a really good defenseman.

NHL News

Report: Nationals Park set to host 2015 Winter Classic - CBSSports.com
The Capitals have finally announced the site of the next Winter Classic. The only better option would have been hosting the event at the National Mall. That would have been incredible, in so many ways.

Ontario charity hockey pool offering $1 million - Sportsnet.ca
By donating $50, Ontario residents are placed in a sports pool where they have the chance to win $1 million. However, this does involve correctly predicting 45 consecutive NHL games. Either way, it is a great way to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Report: No talks between Sens and Methot | ProHockeyTalk
Methot wants a five-year, $5.5 million per year deal from the Senators. He is entering his third season with the team.

Habs legend Beliveau at home recovering from pneumonia | TSN
Jean Beliveau, who is 83-years-old, has been recovering from pneumonia. Last week he was reported to be in critical condition, but, his wife said yesterday that his condition was not at all as severe as reported. With the Canadiens, he won 10 Stanley Cups as a player, and seven more times as an executive for the team.

The NHL's bad contract All-Star team - SBNation.com
For those of you who read this article, the lineup consists of players on bad contracts, who are actually really good. Before I realized that, I could not realize why David Clarkson was not included.

Players signing up for NHL training camp tryouts | USA Today
The Boston Bruins have signed Ville Leino to a PTO. The life lesson from this is that anything is possible.

Canes’ Ward believed he would be dealt | ProHockeyTalk
Cam Ward is far from the goaltender that he was a few seasons ago. He has dealt with injuries as of late, and has been inconsistent. A change of scenery may be necessary for him if he wants to be a starting goaltender in the NHL again.

Liam Reddox scores ridiculous goal in Champions League (Video) | Puck Daddy
Quoting the Swedish announcers: "Oj, oj, oj!"

Is a playoff appearance in the cards for the Florida Panthers? - Litter Box Cats

The Panthers have some young talent that is beginning to develop. The problem is, even if they were talented enough to make the playoffs, there is no way that the Panthers make it into the postseason. In the Eastern Conference, the only team that the Panthers are considerably better than are the Sabres.

Sens’ Bobby Ryan signs extension… with a fan | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan will be a UFA at the end of the season. The Senators are trying to negotiate a contract extension with him, but, in the mean time, Ryan has decided to take matters into his own hands.

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