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Red Wings Announce Promotions And Giveaways For Upcoming 2014-15 Season ” CBS Detroit
There are five bobblehead night’s this season: Abdelkader on November 24th, Ericsson on December 16th, Nyquist on January 20th, DeKeyser on March 9th, and Howe on March 31st.

Coming soon: Red Wings training camp opens Sept. 19 | Detroit Free Press
I would highly appreciate it if training camp, and the regular season, would decide to hurry up.

By The Numbers: Gustav Nyquist – Detroit Red Wings

Nyquist scored 28 goals last season. Could he possibly have a 40-goal season in him?

Poll: Who are the two greatest defensemen in Detroit Red Wings history? | MLive.com
Nicklas Lidström is easily the greatest. The second defenseman is tougher to determine. Vladdy, Chelios, and Kelly all have a case for the honor, but none of the three are clearly above the rest. My bet is that when we revisit this question in ten years, Niklas Kronwall is our choice for second greatest.

NHL News

How much did Gary Bettman make during lockout season? About $8.8 million | Puck Daddy
In the defense of Gary Bettman, he made considerably less money than Roger Goodell and Bud Selig. And, I am sure that his salary did not even compare to Sepp Blatter and his incredible corruptness.

NHL rumors: Blue Jackets, Ryan Johansen still far apart on money – CBSSports.com
Apparently the Blue Jackets and Johansen are at least $3 million apart per season. This negotiation could potentially drag on into the season. The two sides will probably end up finding a compromise in the end, but this could become really interesting.

Dan Fritsche, Chris Ferraro file concussion-related lawsuit against NHL | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL has been hit with another concussion lawsuit. Chris Ferraro played in 74 NHL games, while Dan Fritsche played 256 NHL games.

Does the Winnipeg Jets front office actually do anything? – SBNation.com
Clearly the Jets have a policy of laissez-faire. In sports, this is the worst possible policy to have. Most of the time at least.

Canadiens’ long negotiation with Subban puzzling | USA Today
No harm, no foul, I guess? In the long-run, both sides knew that Subban would re-sign, and neither side was willing to make a rash move.

On Patrick Sharp’s future in Chicago | ProHockeyTalk
The Blackhawks currently sit $2 million above the salary cap, but the team should be able to get that down before the season begins. However, their long-term cap situation is more dire. Moving Sharp would bring back a considerable return, which makes trading him more lucrative. Regardless, Chicago needs to create some cap space.

Ekblad: Nobody entitled to world junior spot – Sportsnet.ca
No one is entitled to a spot on a WJC team, but Ekblad is as close as it gets to a lock.

Swedish hockey team continues historic LGBT campaign with music video | Puck Daddy
Stockholm hosted a huge Pride celebration last week.

Tampa Bay Lightning are ready to make a Stanley Cup run – SBNation.com

From a talent perspective, the Lightning certainly have a chance. Their core players are still young, and I could see them needing another year or two of nurturing before being truly ready to make a run. But, if we saw the Lighting facing the Wings in the ECF next season, I would not be surprised.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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