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Listen to WIIM Radio: Western Road Trip Edition | Winging It In Motown
The latest and greatest.

Red Wings will go back to dressing six defensemen as Alexey Marchenko expected to be scratched | MLive.com
Going back to six defensemen is the right call. Scratching Marchenko? Not so much.

Detroit Red Wings seek more time in offensive zone | Detroit Free Press
Definitely more ideal than spending more time in the defensive zone.

Wings take advantage of Arizona sunshine | Detroit Red Wings
I love this. I think it's great seeing the players doing team-bonding type stuff. It likely makes them a closer team and it humanizes them to the fans.

Wings’ tradition of goalie controversies has old roots | The Detroit News
Great historical read. I will say though... the Red Wings don't really have a goalie controversy right now. Petr is the man.

Barry Melrose battles Danny Davis in bubble hockey | ESPN
Cool video of my childhood friend, Olympian and two-time X Games gold medalist Danny Davis playing Barry Melrose in bubble hockey.

TAR HEEL BLUES | Grand Rapids Griffins
Thanks a lot, Jakub Kindl.

Jakub Kindl Isn't Doing Well in the AHL | Winging It In Motown
Proof it's Kindl's fault.

University of Detroit hoops could help close The Joe | The Detroit News
I personally believe the last game at the Joe should be a Red Wings game... but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Around the NHL

All-Star captain Scott demoted by Coyotes | TSN
Well that's one Coyote the Wings won't have to deal with tonight.

Four things we learned in the NHL: The Sam Bennett show | Sportsnet.ca
Sam Bennett scored four goals. Thankfully he did not celebrate like Joe Thornton.

Recap: Bruins Can't Finish, Fall to Flyers 3-2 | Stanley Cup of Chowder
I enjoy watching the other Atlantic teams lose.

Reports: Kopitar, Kings Nearing Agreement on $80 Million Contract | Jewels From The Crown
$traight cash, homie.

Report: Wild in on Drouin, Lightning want Dumba | ProHockeyTalk
Matt Dumba is nice and all, but what about Jonathan Drouin for Alexey Marchenko, Ryan Sproul and Tomas Jurco???

NHL owner Aaron Rodgers ... if he wins Powerball lottery | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I don't like Rodgers, so I'm glad he didn't win. But had he won, I would've liked to see him buy the Wild and move them to Wisconsin.

Let's Go Red Wings.

Which outdoor activity with a Red Wing would you enjoy doing the most?

Badminton with Jonathan Ericsson3
Disc golf with Pavel Datsyuk60
Go-Karts with Mike Green37
Kayaking with Riley Sheahan11
Walk on the beach with Brendan Smith13
Other (please specify in comments)1