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Anthony Mantha, Ryan Sproul should make impact at prospects camp in Traverse City | Detroit Free Press
I think everyone is really interested in seeing how good Mantha actually is at the moment. Can he skate with the NHL players, or does he need to spend a year or two in Grand Rapids? I have a feeling that he is good enough to be on our team, but, that he will still start the season with the Griffins.

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser cherishes 'awesome' opportunity to fly in Blue Angels fighter jet | MLive.com
1,400 MPH? Yeah, no thanks.

Planen: Samarbeta med NHL-klubbarna | Sport GT
SHL club Frölunda Indians is meeting with Jiri Fischer this week to discuss a potential partnership between the club and the Red Wings. They want to provide NHL clubs (Detroit and Montreal specifically) with a club in Sweden that can be used as a place to send underachieving prospects. Great idea, and, I hope it works out.

Rebuilding? Not the Wings, says Osgood - ESPN

Osgood gives a pretty lights out review of the Wings' current rebuild/transition.

Red Wings outlook: Having a healthy Henrik Zetterberg for full season should make a difference | MLive.com
When he plays and is healthy, no player has a greater impact on the Wings' team than Henrik Zetterberg. If we want to succeed this season, his health is extremely crucial to achieving that success.

Plymouth Whalers to hold exhibition game benefiting Plymouth-Canton Educational Park | The Malik Report

Today from 6PM to 7PM the Whalers are hosting an open skate at Compuware arena.

NHL News

Blackhawks, Kings, Bruins and Penguins lead NHL betting odds | Puck Daddy
The Sabres, Panthers, and Flames were given the three worst betting odds in the league.

A conversation with former GM and current Executive Director of Community Hockey Development Jay Feaster - Raw Charge
Raw Charge interviewed everyone's favorite, Jay Feaster!

Rinaldo signs two-year extension with Flyers (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
Rinaldo's new deal gives him a cap hit of $850,000 per season. If the Flyers eventually believe that he is not a player that should be on their roster, that is certainly not a hard contract to trade/waive.

Red Army documentary a compelling and riveting film | The Hockey News
The documentary "Red Army" will makes its debut in North America next week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It talks about the rise and fall of Russian/Soviet hockey and particularly focuses on the experiences of our very own, Slava Fetisov.

Flames GM would be 'shocked' if top pick Sam Bennett makes roster - CBSSports.com
Talk about confidence in your prospects! This is probably a contract issue more so than a talent debate. Still, not the thing that a young player wants to hear from his GM. The Flames drafted Bennett with the fourth overall pick in this years draft.

‘Hawks farmhand Skinner signs in Czech league | ProHockeyTalk
Brett Skinner is 31-years-old, and played 11 games with the Islanders back in 2008-09. He also played 33 games for the Griffins in 2012-13, scoring 17 points.

Jets sign first-round pick Ehlers to entry-level contract | TSN

The Jets drafted Nikolaj Ehlers with the ninth overall pick in this years' draft.

Five PTOs that could be coming to a NHL city near you | ProHockeyTalk
There are a handful of decent players available that may sign try-out deals during training camp. Even if the Wings were interested in any of these guys, there would be no room for any of them.

Let's Go Red Wings!