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Red Wings News

Red Wings 3, Maple Leafs 0: Petr Mrazek sharp in net, Nick Jensen impresses in preseason victory | MLive.com
I sadly did not have time to watch the game, but, we won! Let's get some momentum going, we need it!

Babcock doesn’t think this will be his last year with the Wings | ProHockeyTalk
I do not think that it will be his last year either, but, his opinion on the matter can change drastically in the next few months. For better or for worse.

Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist (knee) much better, says he's day-to-day and won't miss start of season | MLive.com
As long as he is healthy to start the season, I am happy. It is unfortunate that he had to suffer an injury to begin with, but it is what it is.

Red Wings tryout Rome suffers lower-body injury | ProHockeyTalk
This should end any chances of Rome signing with the Wings (most likely was not going to happen anyways). Although, I would not rule out the possibility of the Griffins signing him to an AHL contract.

NHL News

SB Nation's 2014 NHL Preview | SBNation
In case you have not already, make sure to take a look at SBNation's preview of the 2014-2015 season. It is pretty awesome!

Entire Blue Jackets first line out after Boone Jenner injury | Puck Daddy
If ever Ryan Johansen had leverage in his contract negotiation, he for sure has it now. The Blue Jackets need Johansen, regardless of what the team may say.

Bruins' Torey Krug, Reilly Smith sign cap-friendly deals | USA Today
The Bruins have signed the pair to one-year contracts worth $1.4 million a piece.

One down, one to go as Stars re-sign Eakin — two years, $3.8M | ProHockeyTalk
Jim Nill has re-signed one of his two restricted free agent's. Defenseman Brenden Dillon is still unsigned.

Finding common ground in NHL's forthcoming 'Year of Analytics' - CBSSports.com
This year will either hurt the advanced stats community's credibility or it will strengthen everything that it has worked towards.

Ville Leino released from Bruins tryout; Europe next? | Puck Daddy
Considering that he began his career in the SM-Liiga, it makes sense for Leino to return to Europe.

Ramsay could have the tools to fix young Oilers - Sportsnet.ca
Nine Months Later: "And the Oilers are pleased to select, with the #1 overall pick, Connor McDavid!"

Connor McDavid Conversation | TSN
An interview with the future superstar.

Blue Jackets, Johansen resume contract negotiations | ProHockeyTalk
I do not think it is a coincidence that this happened just after Boone Jenner broke his hand. I have a feeling that a deal will be reached within the next few days.

NHL and GoPro sign deal to give fans POV footage | The Hockey News
This seems like a pretty cool idea. Although, it depends on how the NHL decides to implement its usage.

Jack Eichel, the next face of American hockey - SBNation.com
Will Eichel become to the U.S. what Crosby is to Canada? I do not know if Eichel is Crosby-good, but he has the potential to become a superstar in his own right.

Let's Go Red Wings!