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Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Is Defenseman Michael Del Zotto Worth A Reclamation Project? | The Detroit Sports Site
It is clear that Del Zotto has a lot of personal issues, mostly related to work ethic. Many teams are turned off by this fact, as they should be, but, he could be worth a consideration, especially in our “dire” case.

Red Wings star prospect Anthony Mantha embracing high expectations – WXYZ.com
I do not think that Mantha will make the Wings’ roster to start the season, but, by the time the playoffs begin, I expect him to be a regular in our lineup.

Prospect Report: Dylan Larkin | FOX Sports
Taking a look at the Wings’ first-round pick in this year’s draft.

Athanasiou hoping camp can lead to NHL spot | Traverse City Record-Eagle
A couple years down the road, Athanasiou may have a shot at making the Wings’ roster, but, not this season.

NHL News

Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer – Silver Seven
Let’s all hope Murray has a speedy recovery.

How Barry Trotz defends the Brooks Orpik signing | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports
The Capitals obviously want to win. And, adding a player like Orpik helps that cause. But, his contract is still outrageous.

Will anyone take a chance on now-suspect center Mike Ribeiro? – CBSSports.com
I still would have liked Ribeiro over Weiss last summer. Sure, he may have some character flaws, but, he is one of the best playmakers in the entire NHL. Place him beside two high-scoring wingers, and, you have a deadly trio.

Mike Fisher out four-to-six months with ruptured Achilles tendon – who are Nashville’s top centers now? | Post-to-Post
It seems like Calle Järnkrok’s time to shine has arrived. Let’s see if he relishes it, or, if Holland was right to trade him off.

Sharks come to terms with RFA Wingels on three-year deal | TSN
Wingels signed a three-year deal worth $7.4 million. He scored 38 points in 77 games with the Sharks last season.

Preds sign Volchenkov: one year, $1 million | ProHockeyTalk
Volchenkov was recently bought out by the Devils. He is 32-years-old, and provides some good veteran support to Nashville’s relatively young defense.

The Rangers aren’t as deep after free agency, but are they still good? – SBNation.com
During a long season, having depth is as important as having star players. The Kings are a very deep hockey team, which is one of the main reasons why they have been able to win their past two Stanley Cup’s.

Dan Boyle wanted to play for NY Rangers, leaving money on table | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports
Whether he believed that he had a better chance of winning with the Rangers or not, Boyle clearly wanted to play there. At least his decision was not as “hurtful” as Ehrhoff’s one-year deal with the Penguins.

Kings’ Clifford out 4-6 weeks after wrist surgery | ProHockeyTalk
Kyle Clifford is one of the best depth forwards on the King’s roster. He scored seven points during their latest Cup run.

2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: First Look | The Hockey Writers
In case you haven’t heard, there’s this kid named Connor McDavid, and, he’s pretty talented.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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