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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings’ defense undergoes complete overhaul - The Detroit News

I’m not sure I agree with the headline but I also don’t think Kulfan wrote that part. His breakdown is pretty agreeable and right in line with the stuff the WIIM commentariat has been talking about much of this summer. Biggest question right now is on Kronwall’s status, but I think most of us are prepared either way.

Will Red Wings’ injury-plagued Trevor Daley draw trade interest? - mlive.com

Speaking of defensemen and misleading titles, this is just a season preview couched as a hypothetical question. Sure it’s the most-important question about Daley, but I don’t think many people are expecting the answer to be yes.

Around the League

Flames looking to add defenseman after Valimaki injury | NHL.com

Tough break for the Flames losing the young kid to a “months not weeks” injury during the offseason. Maybe they’ll take Trevor Daley?