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Red Wings News

Red Wings outlook: Drew Miller continues to be a valuable grinder, top penalty killer | MLive.com
Khan continues his look at players as we trudge onward toward training camp.

Ken Holland: Daniel Alfredsson wants to return to Detroit Red Wings, but only if he can contribute | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Daniel Alfredsson is too much of a risk to sign to a contract larger than around $2 milion. Assuming a contract like that would even fit under the cap.

Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha | ProHockeyTalk
Former Quebec league sniper is gunning for a gig in Detroit. (J.J.)
Finally, a player we're excited about potentially having on the roster.

Red Wings’ playoff streak borders on historic, but does it matter? | ProHockeyTalk
Hahaha it was "arguably" easier for Boston to make the playoffs during their 29-year streak. Arguably. (J.J.)

Fanspeak: Gordie Howe voted greatest Red Wing in franchise history | ProHockeyTalk
Mr. Hockey still reigns supreme in Detroit. (J.J.)
Pretty difficult to argue against the NHL's second all-time leading goal-scorer.

Around the NHL

NHL expansion talks emphatically shot down | ProHockeyTalk
Had to expect this. Not that it's not true per se, but that the NHL would say it's not true.

NHL expansion: Let's name Las Vegas' imaginary team - NHL - Sporting News
I say they should be either the Fallouts or the Lockouts. (J.J.)
Ain't no NHL telling us we can't name the team they say isn't coming but actually will be soon enough.

London Knights’ Jake Patterson retiring at 20 a reminder CHL pushes goalies through the system too quickly | Buzzing The Net - Yahoo Sports
This is a really good read. I'll be honest though, it took me a little bit to realize this isn't Jake Paterson, the goalie that Detroit drafted in 2012. (J.J.)

Olympian Shannon Szabados re-signs with men's pro team - CBSSports.com
Canadian Olympic goaltender Shannon Szabados, a two-time gold medalist, re-signed with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League. She made two appearances with the club last year.

Cory Sarich recounts life-threatening cycling accident: ‘I’m not going to die here right now ...’ | Calgary Herald
Holy shit this is a scary thought. (J.J.)

Meet Our Readers, Part 2 - Battle of California
I contributed to this. Maybe we should do one of these? Hahahahaha no. (J.J.)

Re-thinking Zone Starts - Japers' Rink
It's not as simple as "start offensive players in the offensive zone and defensive players in the defensive zone." (J.J.)

Scott Gomez Returning to New Jersey Devils for Training Camp Tryout - What Are His Chances? - In Lou We Trust
A short trip down memory lane? (J.J.)
Ala Theo Fleury in Calgary?

2014 Traverse City Tournament: Dallas Stars' Roster Released - Defending Big D
Dallas' Traverse City roster has been released now.

Report: Rangers have spoken with Ryan Malone | theScore
"Fourth line, third line, I'll take any lines!" (J.J.)