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Red Wings News

Detroit Signs Blashill To New Three-Year Contract | Griffins Hockey
Regardless of Babcock's situation, the Wings have re-signed a very capable coach for the next few years. This is great news.

Many Wings veterans, including David Legwand and Kyle Quincey, not likely to return | The Detroit News
Nothing has changed on the free agent front. Outside of Alfredsson, everyone else is not likely to return.

ECHL releases 2014-2015 season schedule; here’s the Toledo Walleye’s 14-15 sked | The Malik Report

Here is the Toledo Walleye schedule for the next season. Their first game is on October 18th.

NHL free agency: At right price, defenseman Matt Niskanen would be great fit for Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
I am still kind of hoping for Danny Boyle, but assuming the price is right, Matt Niskanen could be a great option for the Wings. At least he is better than Brian Lashoff.

Six Years Ago: Reminiscing On The Last Detroit Red Wings' Cup Win - Octopus Thrower

I can't believe that it has already been six years since our last win.

NHL News

Justin Williams scores in OT as Kings take Stanley Cup Final Game 1 vs. Rangers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Kings take Game 1.

NHL, NHLPA inching closer to World Cup announcement | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A World Cup of Hockey seems to be developing into a reality. Speaking of World Cups, only one week left now!

Bettman trumpets ‘truly remarkable’ season | ProHockeyTalk
From a business perspective, this has to be one of the best seasons in NHL history.

Former Canucks owner can be subpoenaed in Bertuzzi lawsuit | TSN
John McCaw Jr. is being asked to testify in the case. I really hope that both sides can end this thing once and for all.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I've been looking forward to a Blackhawks eulogy for a while. Not because of the content of the eulogy, but because it means the Blackhawks were eliminated!

Report: Toronto would host revamped World Cup of Hockey in 2016 | ProHockeyTalk
If the World Cup does become a reality, its first installment will be held in Toronto.

Decision on Richards' future looming for Rangers - Sportsnet.ca
Richards has been able to turn his play around, but his large contract still remains. If the Rangers do end up winning the Cup, it will be hard to imagine them buying Richards out.

New York and California governors make Stanley Cup Final bet and it’s terrible | For The Win
This is a terrible bet. I do not even know what Spiedle is.

Players will have to save NHL Olympic participation | Post-to-Post

Playing in the Olympics is an honor that generally supersedes a regular tournament. The NHL may not want to be a part of the Olympics, but the players may disagree.

Stanley Cup Final: Ticket prices hit records, demand surpassing NBA - CBSSports.com
Kings vs Blackhawks has a higher demand than Spurs vs Heat. Let's all give the NHL a big round of applause here.

Will Chicago lose out on ’10 first-rounder Hayes? | ProHockeyTalk
Kevin Hayes has become one of Boston College's best players, but he still does not have an NHL contract. Chicago's rights to him expire this summer.

Fraser: Bettman made right call on reducing Carcillo ban | TSN
Kerry Fraser thinks that Bettman made the right decision.

Let's Go Red Wings!