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Red Wings 2, Bruins 1: Gustav Nyquist scores winner in season opener, Detroit limits Boston's chances | MLive.com
Yes! What an exhilarating win yesterday!

The Babcock-Holland relationship is sure under the microscope right now | ProHockeyTalk

I think that everyone is reading into Babcock's comments a bit too much. Let's all calm down, their relationship is not crumbling into pieces. Or so I hope, at least.

Duff: Jury still out on Wings | Windsor Star

If we can remain relatively healthy, this is not only a playoff team, but, a team that can make a push for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. My only concern is that we need to remain healthy, something that has proven to be difficult to achieve in the past.

NHL News

Scottie Upshall returns to game after brutal hit to head by Radko Gudas - SBNation.com
What a terrible hit by Gudas. Gudas threw his elbow right at Upshall's face! Five games? Maybe even ten games?

NHL opening night draws record numbers for NBCSN | ProHockeyTalk
On a side-note, I dislike how you cannot watch games on Gamecenter Live if you live in-market.

Rumor Roundup: Will tanking be a problem in 2014-15? | The Hockey News
I do not think that obvious tanking will be a problem. That said, if a team is near the bottom of the league at the trade deadline, I could see some "encouraged losing".

Good and bad of ECHL’s takeover of CHL franchises | Puck Daddy
Overall, the takeover is beneficial to the long-term prospects of minor league hockey. Having a more prosperous third-tier of ice hockey in North America will only help the sport grow.

Flames top pick Bennett to miss 4-6 months - Sportsnet.ca
Bennett was the fourth-overall pick in this years draft.

Video: Jagr moves into sixth place all-time in NHL scoring | ProHockeyTalk
Jagr was previously tied with Steve Yzerman at 1,755 points.

Crosby, Penguins greet new coach Johnston with win over Ducks | TSN
The Penguins beat the Ducks 6-4 yesterday. Not the best start for Anaheim's rookie goalie John Gibson.

Adirondack Flames have a new, adorable, murderous mascot - SBNation.com

Someone in Adirondack: "Yeah, let's go have kids take pictures with a fireball."

What conflict? Pronger officially lands player safety gig | ProHockeyTalk
Chris Pronger is technically still a Philadelphia Flyer's player.

Rangers' Dan Boyle suffers broken hand, out 4-6 weeks - CBSSports.com
Boyle signed a two-year contract with the Rangers this offseason.

NHL Awards 2014-15: Who is taking home the hardware this season? | Puck Daddy

Nick Cotsonika thinks that Mike Babcock will win the Jack Adams Award.

Let's Go Red Wings!