Quick Hits: Red Wings Training Camp Begins Today

For Friday, September 18, 2015

Detroit Red Wings News

2015 Red Wings Training Camp Primer - Winging It In Motown
I've got just one thing to say: Jurco — Larkin — Pulkkinen.

As Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin prepares for first camp, GM cautious about high expectations | MLive.com
Because we really don't want to be very, very, very disappointed now, do we?

Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk talks surgery and fatherhood | Detroit Free Press
" 'I'm not guessing,' Datsyuk said. 'I am just waiting to hear from professional when I can start skating, and then we see. Day by day.' "

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Professional Mindset: Nastasiuk Excited for AHL Chance
Zach Nastasiuk got a taste of pro hockey at the end of last season when he got into 10 games total with the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Around the NHL

Patrick Kane makes statement in tone deaf, unnecessary press conference appearance - Second City Hockey
Had training camp not started today, I probably would have made this story the lead. Regardless of how you might think Chicago should be handling a star player under investigation for a violent crime, yesterday's press conference was the absolute worst possible way to handle it. Allan Muir over at SI has more details.

How the NHL's new rules will impact this season - Raw Charge
Most notably, 3-on-3 overtime and the coach's challenge. I wonder how some of the changes to goaltender interference will end up working out.

Michael Grabner Trade: The price of contract flexibility in the NHL salary cap era - Lighthouse Hockey
Michael Grabner has been traded and Kyle Okposo is in trade rumors, a fate that was set into motion back in 2011 when they first signed extensions with the New York Islanders.

Maple Leafs acquire Michael Grabner for a host of prospects - Pension Plan Puppets
That's a lot of prospects Toronto gave up for Michael Grabner. This may actually be a case where a team giving up a bunch of spare parts actually yields a somewhat useful player.

Penguins' Letang, Maatta cleared to play, will take part in training camp Friday | theScore
These are two guys who were either injured or suffering from some pretty severe medical problems, so it's good that they're finally healthy.

Report: Huberdeau signs two-year extension with Florida Panthers - Litter Box Cats
Jonathan Huberdeau will get $6.5 million over the two years.

News Release: Daniel Alfredsson appointed as senior advisor of hockey operations - Ottawa Senators - News
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk announced yesterday that former Detroit Red Wing Daniel Alfredsson would be appointed as senior advisor of hockey operations.

The Curious Case of Tobias Enstrom - Arctic Ice Hockey
Tobias Enstrom is one of my favorite defensemen from around the league. I think he'll stay good for a long time, so I hope the Red Wings can have him for a season or two.

Your guide to the NHL's off-season transactions - Eyes On The Prize
A refresher on the off-season moves that have taken place since the Stanley Cup was awarded in June.

Report: Blackhawks, Seabrook nearing agreement on long-term extension | theScore
You think Marcus Kruger is going to have to wait another year for that long-term deal he's been looking for?

Former 50-goal scorer Dany Heatley signs in Germany - CBSSports.com
Dany Heatley, a two-time 50-goal scorer in the NHL and Canadian Olympian, has signed with a pro team in Germany.