Quick Hits: What Rule Would You Change?

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Red Wings News

Wings’ Sheahan prepared for training-camp battle | Windsor Star
Bob Duff with a nice piece on Riley Sheahan who's preparing to duke it out in camp for a hotly contested center spot. Sorry, Windsor, "centre."

Position Battle – Defence | Osgood's Bucket
It's tough to see somebody put Brendan Smith on the third pairing, but with a healthy corps, it really could happen. (J.J.)

Where Are They Now: Detroit Red Wings' 2010 Draft Selections - Octopus Thrower
A quick look at the Detroit Red Wings' 2010 Draft selections.

Around the NHL

If You Could Change One Rule... - Die By The Blade
DBtB discussed rule changes they'd make last week. Apparently the shootout isn't big in Buffalo. I do like the one about ice size, but it's not really feasible. What rule would you like to see changed if you only got one? (J.J.)

Report: AHL migration west could begin in 2015-16 | ProHockeyTalk
My head is spinning with all the recent minor league relocation, re-affiliation, and relegation talk.

Michael Arace commentary: Time is ticking away for Jackets, Ryan Johansen | BlueJackets Xtra
Of-fer sheet! Of-fer sheet! Of-fer sheet!

Larry Robinson explains decision to strip Thornton of captaincy - Fear The Fin
If you've missed the Sharks imploding this summer, there's a huge piece here you should probably catch up on. (J.J.)

Panthers top pick Ekblad ready to work after concussion | TSN
High-profile players like No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad need to be on the ice. Hopefully he's completely past it like he says he is.

VIDEO: Australian hockey player celebrates game-winner with headstand-slide | theScore
I saw Chelios do something like this live at the Alumni Game at Comerica. This is pretty incredible. (J.J.)

Is Martin Erat poised to have a bounce-back season? - Five For Howling
I once heard a rumor that he called Henrik Zetterberg overrated and now Marty Erat is a guy I hope fails everywhere he goes. Cool story, huh? (J.J.)

Flames sign RW Devin Setoguchi - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Setoguchi was very good with Thornton. I don't think he'll be very good in Calgary, but even if he isn't, he's cheap enough that it doesn't matter. This is a good signing. (J.J.)

More Lazy Sunday August Thoughts: Traverse City Edition - Blueshirt Banter
If you're interested in the crew that the Rangers will send to Traverse City for this year's tourney, Blueshirt Banter has a list for you. (J.J.)


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