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Red Wings prospects ready for world junior championship

Seven recent Wings draft picks will be playing in the tournament, including five on Team Sweden. Gustav Berglund, Albert Johansson, Theodor Niederbach, Lucas Raymond, and Elmer Soderblom (all Team Sweden), Eemil Viro (Finland) and Jan Bednar (Czech Republic) are the Wings prospects competing in the prestigious junior tournament.

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NHL says it has agreement with provinces on conditions for Canadian teams to play season on home rinks

“On the basis of our discussions in the past week, as well as our exchange of correspondence over the last 24 hours, we believe we are aligned and in agreement on the conditions on which each of our Canadian franchises can begin play in their own buildings for the start of the 2020-21 NHL season,’’ deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Thursday.

I appreciate the league putting out the schedule before having this locked up because they wanted to put pressure on the provinces to play ball with them.

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