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Pavel Datsyuk hurts shoulder in Red Wings’ 2-1 preseason victory over Pittsburgh Penguins | MLive.com
The good news is that the Wings won their opening preseason game. The bad news is that Datsyuk has suffered a shoulder injury. His injury is going to be re-evaluated today. Hopefully, the injury is just minor. We need Pavel to be healthy!

Detroit’s Promising Defense | Grand Rapids Griffins
If nothing else, Grand Rapids is going to have a phenomenal defense this year. Ouellet, Sproul, Bäckman, Marchenko, and Mrazek. Best defense in the AHL? I think so.

$650 million Detroit Red Wings arena project breaks ground this week | MLive.com
On Thursday, the construction of the new arena officially begins.

Down but Not Out: Mitch Callahan Ready to Move on from Infamous Injury | The Left Wing Lock
It will be interesting to see what the Wings do with Callahan this season. He is on a one-way contract, but, he would probably pass through waivers. The Wings may have him begin the season in Detroit if Alfredsson chooses to not play another season.

Sniper Teemu Pulkkinen hoping to spend more time with Red Wings after productive season in AHL | MLive.com
With players like Jurco and Mantha, it is easy to forget about Pulkkinen. He will probably be called up for a couple of games this season. But, I do not expect to see too much of Pulkkinen in the winged wheel until the 2015-2016 season.

NHL News

Hurricanes owner values team at $420 million, wants investor ‘successor’ | Puck Daddy
This valuation of the Hurricanes is very similar to what the Islanders were recently sold for. The difference between the Hurricanes and the Islanders is that the latter plays in the New York market and has four Stanley Cup’s to its name.

Report: Johansen lowers demands, but not low enough | ProHockeyTalk
Johansen has lowered his asking price by about $1 million per season. The Blue Jackets are still offering $2 million less per season.

It looks like Capitals will have brand new logo, uniforms for 2015 Winter Classic – SBNation.com
It is hard to see via this image exactly what the logo will look like. But, the Capitals are changing it up a bit for the Winter Classic.

Can retooled New York Rangers repeat their run? | USA Today
While the Rangers are a very good team, I am not sure that they are good enough to return to the Stanley Cup Final. The East has improved this year. The Bruins, Penguins, and Lightning should all be contenders this season, and you never know with the Wings.

Gary Bettman talks Roger Goodell, leaving HBO and new player safety boss | Puck Daddy

Bettman also said that the NHL has is not considering putting an NHL franchise in Europe at the moment. Placing a team in Europe would have many logistical problems, and I am personally not in favor of the idea.

Dillon says contract stalemate with Dallas ‘sucks’ | ProHockeyTalk
Dallas may be looking to sign him to a deal similar to DeKeyser’s new contract.

McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin | TSN
Noah Hanifin, who is currently playing for Boston College, may not be as good Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but, he is not far behind.

The Flyers replaced their ‘Ice Girls’ with ‘Ice Guys’ and Philly fans booed – SBNation.com
A franchise like the Flyers should not even need the position of “Ice Crew”.

30 Thoughts: Summer training a growing concern – Sportsnet.ca
#2 of Friedman’s thoughts is the most important. The preseason is too small of a sample size to truly judge a player’s potential.

On carrying three goalies, and which teams might be forced to do it | ProHockeyTalk
Carrying three goalies should be avoided at all costs. But, in some circumstances, such as Vancouver’s, it may be necessary.

Canucks coach doesn’t like preseason fighting – SBNation.com
Could you imagine if Pep Guardiola was an NHL head coach? Preseason hitting would not even be acceptable.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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