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Red Wings News

Report: Diaz passes on Wings, will attend Flames camp instead | ProHockeyTalk
We hardly knew thou! From his point of view, he has a much greater chance of making the Flames roster than he had of earning a spot with the Wings.

Daniel Alfredsson getting encouragement to return to Wings - CBC

This is truly a "him decision". If he feels that his body is up for another season, he will return, if not, then the opposite will be true. Even if he can only play between 50-60 games, his presence and contribution will be much appreciated.

Ilitches to host info session for potential contractors of arena | Detroit Free Press

The initial work at the site of the new arena is going to begin this December. The arena is expected to be completed by the start of the 2017-2018 season.

Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard working hard toward bounceback season | Detroit Free Press

When Howard is healthy and playing near his best, there are only a handful of goaltenders better than him in the NHL. The problem is that he has dealt with a lot of injury problems, and he cannot seem to find any form of consistency.

Red Wings prospects: Jared Coreau looking ahead after forgettable first season as a pro | MLive.com

Jared Coreau won one hockey game last season. One. If he wants to remain in the Wings' organization, that number is going to have to be multiplied by twenty, at least.

NHL News

An NHL team in Toronto could be yours for - $1.2 billion? | TSN
As enormous as this number may seem, it shows that the NHL is becoming increasingly valuable.

This Darcy Kuemper-Minnesota Wild situation doesn’t sound good | ProHockeyTalk
Is it just me or is the KHL card being played more often by players now-a-days? The Wild already have three goaltenders, including Kuemper, and Ilya Bryzgalov is apparently really eager about returning to Minnesota. Someone is going to have to be moved, and/or, demoted to the AHL eventually.

When Bruce Levenson applied race-based marketing to hockey | Puck Daddy
Very interesting. I never realized that he owned the Thrashers as well as the Hawks.

The NHL's bargain contract All-Star team - SBNation.com

Entry-level contracts were not included on this list. I really like the inclusion of Tavares. He is probably one of the five best players in the NHL, and, at his current cap hit, he is a bargain for the Islanders.

Torres to undergo ACL surgery this month | ProHockeyTalk

Raffi Torres will miss the first half of the season for the Sharks.

It’s time for Martin Brodeur to retire | The Hockey News
Thank you, Rory. Marty, just retire! You have had a phenomenal career. You are one of, if not the, greatest goaltenders to ever play ice hockey. You have won Stanley Cup's. Retire before your legacy is tainted.

Stephane Quintal named NHL's senior VP of player safety - SBNation.com
The Shanaban has found its permanent successor.

NHL rumors: Ryan Malone working out with Rangers, contract next? - CBSSports.com
The Rangers appear to be giving Malone a chance to prove himself. I had a feeling that a team would eventually extend him an offer.

Will future tweaks be enough to salvage NHL 15? | ProHockeyTalk
NHL 15 for Xbox One and PS4 is missing many of the features that have been staples of the game's past editions. I was not planning on purchasing it anyways, but, what are your opinion's on this matter?

The team that disappeared - Sportsnet.ca
Taking a look back and remembering the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team that crashed in 2011. I remember the day it happened, more specifically I remember how I hoped that Ruslan Salei was not on the plane. Sadly, he was, among 44 others, of whom 43 did not survive.

Let's Go Red Wings!