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D2D43: Off-Season Checklist
Seems obvious, but it's a good list.

Detroit Red Wings' message to young players: 'Come to camp and push'
The Detroit Red Wings want to see younger players such as Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan have career years next season.

Ken Holland headed to World Championships, will watch Red Wings' blue chip prospect Dylan Larkin | MLive.com
Holland said the organization will not try to influence Larkin's decision on whether to turn pro or return to Michigan. That's actually a good thing. He shouldn't be outright promising anything to this kid other than a chance to compete at camp if he signs.

Gave: Wings' offseason to-do list includes another run at Toronto captain Phaneuf | FOX Sports
Keith Gave just hot-takin' all over this summer.

Around the NHL

Souhan: Vanek's vanishing act a glaring flaw for Wild - StarTribune.com

NHL in Seattle: Arena owner open to hockey tenant before NBA team | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
They've already run an NBA team out of that town. Might as well try hockey.

How Jarret Stoll Got Caught - Battle of California
A lone security guard stands to the side of the entrance line to Wet Republic. He is a stern man and not prone to flights of fancy. Throngs of people dance around him but he stands resolute among them.

Zeitgeist: Final Nassau Coliseum clean up items now available at auction - Lighthouse Hockey
Read the whole thing. It's great. Don't miss the very bottom though.

(Too) Frequently Asked Questions about Sexism and the NHL - Pension Plan Puppets
Thinking about responding to an article about sexism in the NHL? Please read this first.