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Stream- Red And White Scrimmage

The roster for the scrimmage is below along with the stream  Puck drop is at noon.

The stream starts at 11:40am and Ken Kal, Daniella Bruce, Art Regner, and Carley Johnson will have the call.

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Prospects Trying To Make The Club

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Nows,

It’s not fourth line center or bust for Joe Veleno to make the Detroit Red Wings’ roster.

“There is a world where he is competing on the wing for sure,” Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.  “There is no doubt.”

Veleno probably helped his roster chances by coming to training camp bigger and stronger than he was last season. He seems more confident.

“Obviously there are unforeseen things like injuries,” Blashill said. “Let’s see where it goes. The biggest thing is he has to make a statement every time he’s on the ice that he’s going to make us better.”...

“It’s not about making our team,” Blashill said. “It’s about making our team better.”

If Detroit keeps eight defensemen, which Blashill has indicated, then the Red Wings are limited to 13 forwards. The Red Wings came into camp with 13 forwards under contract with more NHL experience than Veleno or the other rookies.

“If (Veleno) is a much better player than some of the guys we foresee in those spots,” Blashill said, “and if we can find a spot in the top nine, then I think it’s a discussion.”

The Red Wings plan to give Veleno, Lucas Raymond and Jonatan Berggren considerable playing time in the exhibition season to see who is ready and who is not. Veleno’s advantage over Raymond and Berggren: he has already played 58 games in Grand Rapids and five with the Red Wings.

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Videos- Talking With Moritz Seider And Jordan Oesterle


John Keating also spoke with Jordan Oesterle, watch below.

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Roster Moves

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Cross Hanas and Pasquale Zito, defenseman Oscar Plandowski and goaltenders Jan Bednar and Sebastian Cossa to their respective major junior clubs and released forwards Cameron Butler, Luke Toporowski and Cooper Walker from their amateur tryouts.

The Red Wings currently have 54 players on their training camp roster: 30 forwards, 19 defensemen and five goaltenders. Following tomorrow’s Red and White Game, Detroit will remain in Traverse City, Mich., for two more days of practices prior to beginning an eight-game preseason schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Chicago.

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Videos- Post Practice Talk Today

Before we get to the videos, Jeff Blashill said in his media conference (video not available yet), Vrana hurt his shoulder in the first 10 minutes of practice today.  They will know more tomorrow.

First up is Filip Zadina dnd below is Sam Gagner.  added 3:10pm, Robby Fabbri is below.  added 3:13pm, Jeff Blashill is below.


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Big Part Of The Future

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Stream- Day 3 Of The Wings’ Training Camp

The crew will be talking Wings live from Traverse City.

Stream starts at 11am ET and can be watched below.

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Expect Just About The Same From The Wing And Alex Nedeljkovic’s Game

from Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic,

That’s been this franchise’s mantra since Steve Yzerman took over in 2019 understanding that rebuilding a once-proud franchise would be no small task. By then the Red Wings had already been around the bottom five for three straight seasons, but there wasn’t much of a vision for how to turn things around. Yzerman changed that and although little progress has been made in the standings, it’s obvious Detroit is in a much better position now than it was two years ago.

At some point, it has to start leading to results though because patience in any sports town is not infinite. That patience needs to be rewarded with something tangible. But that reward is very likely not coming this year....

He looked like the real deal, but 23 games is not a lot of data to go off and there’s plenty of reason that a smart team like Carolina would walk away from Nedeljkovic. The model doesn’t include any data outside of the NHL, so all it knows is what Nedeljkovic showed last season. Even after a heavy dose of regression he comes in as a top 10 starter for next season, which is obviously a bit ludicrous. It could be onto something — the best indicator of goalie ability that I have seen is heavily slanted toward recency — but there’s still plenty of risk involved betting on a goalie after just 23 games of action. There’s every possibility the clock strikes midnight and Nedeljkovic turns into a pumpkin.

But even if he is as good as expected here, it’s probably not enough to make Detroit competitive next season. There are still too many holes in this lineup and too many things that need to go right in order for that to happen. The biggest thing this team still needs is more franchise-level players and that probably means staying at or near the bottom for a little while longer. With the roster that’s currently assembled, it’s not like the Red Wings have much of a choice.

muxh more (paid)

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

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Video- The Talk After Practice

Adam Erne up first and I will add to this post when other videos become available.  added 3:14pm, Below find Moritz Seider and Alex Nedeljkovic.  added 3:17pm, Jeff Blashill is below now too.


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Stream- Day 2 Of The Wings’ Training Camp

The crew of Ken Kal, Daniella Bruce, Art Regner, and Carley Johnson are live from Traverse City.

Stream is scheduled to start at 1:00pm ET, watch below.

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