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Scoring assures Gustav Nyquist spot on Detroit Red Wings’ top lines | Detroit Free Press
I am really interested in seeing to what degree Nyquist can improve upon last season. He only appeared in 57 regular season games, scoring 48 points. If he can play close to 80 games this season, he should be able to put up at least 60 points. Depending on who he plays alongside, that number may jump, or fall, drastically.

Red Wings outlook: Hard work and grit earned Luke Glendening a spot in the lineup; can he keep it? | MLive.com
I do not mind Babcock playing Glendening as much as I mind who Babcock is not playing. You can easily justify playing Glendening over veterans such as Bertuzzi, Cleary, Samuelsson, or even Miller, but, playing him over Andersson or Jurco is what concerns me. In his role, Glendening is a very capable player. But, that role is limited, whereas Joakim Andersson has a more versatile skill range and can give more to the team than Glendening can.

Regner: Wings coach Babcock should wait and see | FOX Sports
From Babcock’s perspective, waiting until the end of the season gives him time to think, and potentially leverage. There will be a slew of offers for him if he becomes available, and the Wings know this. If he wants to stay, he will be re-signed. In the end, it is all up to him.

NHL News

King of denial? Leiweke to leave MLSE by next year | ProHockeyTalk
After denying a report that said he was leaving MLSE, Leiweke has announced that he is, in fact, leaving.

Connor McDavid admits he’s contemplated life in Buffalo | Puck Daddy
With our luck, the Penguins are going to barely miss the playoffs, end up winning the lottery, and then draft McDavid. Could you imagine a PP unit of McDavid – Crosby – Malkin?

Bertuzzi lawyer: Settlement reached, Moore’s brother ‘does not know what he is talking about’ | ProHockeyTalk
I am not going to feel 100% certain that a settlement has been reached until either Moore or Bertuzzi publicly acknowledge that there is one.

Goaltender Giguere officially announces retirement from NHL | TSN
J.S. Giguere has retired from the NHL. He will be remembered for having one of the best playoff performances ever during the 2003 playoffs, when he helped the Ducks sweep the Wings in the Western Conference QF’s.

The San Jose Sharks have lost their minds – SBNation.com
The Sharks are a good team with an overaged core group of players, that is in need of a rebuild. But, the way they have been going about this rebuild has been quite unconventional.

Ilya Bryzgalov ‘would very much like’ to be back with Wild, agent says – CBSSports.com
The Wild already have Josh Harding, Nicklas Bäckström, and Darcy Kuemper on their roster, making it virtually impossible for Bryzgalov to receive any playing time if he was signed.

NHL’s chrome fetish continues with leaked All-Star logos – SBNation.com

Oh look, it’s shiny!

The OHL’s new rules against “staged” fights and what they mean to the NHL | The Hockey News
I do not think that the NHL should ban fighting, except for staged fighting, they can ban that. By not banning fighting, the NHL can avoid the enormous backlash that it would cause, and, it would just be delaying the inevitable. Let’s face it, fighting is increasingly becoming a rarity, and it will become even rarer in a decade or two, when no junior league allows it. The NHL can let fighting disappear by itself, rather than having to take the very unpopular route of banning it from the game.

Don Cherry and his amazing jacket do the Ice Bucket Challenge | Puck Daddy
I have been waiting for this, and Don Cherry did not let me down.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

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