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Report: Wings to buy out Tootoo, re-sign Gustavsson | ProHockeyTalk
The Tootoo buyout has seemed inevitable for a very long time. As for re-signing Gustavsson, whether I am right or wrong, Holland agrees with me.

Ask Ansar: To Red Wings, accumulating high draft picks not worth the price of missing playoffs | MLive.com
You ask, and Ansar answers.

With The 15th Pick The Detroit Red Wings Select: Dylan Larkin - Octopus Thrower

This Wings' blog thinks that Dylan Larkin could be the Wings choice at #15.

Home Opener Set For Oct. 10 | Grand Rapids Griffins

The Griffins open the home portion of their next season on October 10th.

NHL News

Shawn Thornton, beloved enforcer, won’t be re-signed by Boston Bruins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Thornton may be beloved by the Bruins, but he certainly is not by the rest of the NHL.

Oilers sign Finnish sniper Pakarinen | ProHockeyTalk
Iiro Pakarinen scored 20 goals in 60 games for HIFK Helsinki in the SM-liiga.

LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally | USA Today
Stanley Cup parades are always special events.

The Kings provide the blueprint for building a salary cap era Stanley Cup champion - SBNation.com
I am pretty sure that the Red Wings are still the blueprint. Or I hope so at least.

NHL rumors: Ales Hemsky rejects Sens offer, rights likely to be traded - CBSSports.com
If we knew that Alfredsson was going to retire, signing Hemsky would make sense. That said, I doubt that Ottawa would ever trade us his rights.

Stars place Rome on waivers for purposes of buyout | TSN
Aaron Rome scored just one point in 25 games for the Stars last season.

‘Hawks say good-bye to Handzus; who will play 2C? | ProHockeyTalk
Handzus is still a very capable, although not as flashy, player in the NHL. A good 3rd/4th line option for most teams.

Alain Vigneault: No decision on Brad Richards potential buyout yet - CBSSports.com
While a buyout for Richards seems very likely, it is not set in stone yet that one would occur.

Here’s what a 32-team hockey World Cup would look like | Post-to-Post
A hockey World Cup could never contain 32 teams. If it did, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa would all be competing. Not exactly the greatest hockey nations in the world.

Ekblad an easy No. 1 for Florida - Sportsnet.ca
The Panthers could use a defenseman. Although, it is not clear whether or not they end up keeping their pick.

Washington Capitals might turn to Evgeny Kuznetsov as No. 2 center | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Kuznetsov is an intriguing player, and could generate more offense for the Capitals than a player such as Laich could potentially do.

2014 Cup final ranks fifth in average viewers since 1994 | ProHockeyTalk
The other four finals all contained either Detroit or Chicago.

Let's Go Red Wings!