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added 4:40pm, below  watch Zadina and Blashill after today's scrimmage.

added 4:56pm, Below over 9 minutes of Blashill.

added 5:02pm, Watch below five minutes with Ken Daniels.

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Minor Transactions Today By Detroit

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today released forwards Mathieu Bizier, Thomas Casey, Cody Morgan, Owen Robinson and Chad Yetman, defensemen Marc-Olivier Duquette and Owen Lalonde and goaltenders Anthony Popovich and Sean Romeo from their amateur tryouts.

The Red Wings currently have 58 players on their training camp roster: 32 forwards, 20 defensemen and six goaltenders. Detroit will hold one more day of training camp at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., on Monday, Sept. 16 before opening up a nine-game preseason slate against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena.

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Live Stream- Red & White Showdown

via the Detroit Red Wings' YouTube page,

The Detroit Red Wings wrap up training camp with our annual Red & White Showdown at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, MI.

Watch the stream below, it is scheduled to start at 11:30am.

added 11:34am, roster for the game is below, Larkin and Green not playing.

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Early Encouraging Signs From The Detroit Prospects

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Steve Yzerman joked it was one of his better quotes.

He is at his first training camp as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, 36 years after his first one as a top prospect. On June 8, 1983, when the Wings drafted Yzerman at fourth overall, he was asked about making the team and replied: "They’re rebuilding. I think I have a chance.”

It’s an answer that resonates today as Yzerman now sits as the judge of an organization that numbers several top prospects on the verge of joining the rebuild anchored by Dylan Larkin.

In the coming weeks, Yzerman will see which of his young players have a chance to make the Wings roster.

Forward Joe Veleno is a speedy playmaker with a nice release on his shot. Forward Filip Zadina is a shifty scorer. Defensemen Dennis Cholowski and Oliwer Kaski both have a knack for making offensive plays. Forward Taro Hirose has a high hockey IQ. For a team that needs an influx of young players in order to regain competitiveness, that’s encouraging.


added 8:39am, The Wings are tired of losing.

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Impressed By Moritz Seider

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

He impressed that night when he went to the Wings’ suite and easily conversed with Yzerman and coach Jeff Blashill while also serving as translator for his parents, who don’t speak much English.

“He’s a very mature person for sure,” Blashill said. “You can tell he’s comfortable in his own skin. Those are the guys that have true self-confidence. He carries himself with a moxie. He’s got a leadership pied-piper to him where guys the same age want to follow him around. He’s got lots of real good qualities. I think he’s a real good prospect.”

The team is eager to see how Seider fares during exhibition season. When team personnel scouted him in May at the IIHF world championship, he played a conservative game. Is that what they’ll see when he goes up against NHL veterans? Or will they also see his aggressive side?


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Live Stream- Wings Alumni Game From Traverse City

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

The Detroit Red Wings Alumni and Traverse City Police and Fire Department face-off in our annual charity game at Centre Ice Arena.

The stream is scheduled to start at 5:30pm ET today and can be watched below.

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Videos- Day 2 Of Detroit’s Training Camp

Moritz Seider up first, Luke Glendening below.

I will add to this post if more videos become available.

added 3:31pm, Hirose, Nemeth and Blashill below.

added 4:06pm, Veleno below.

added 5:52pm, Zadina below.

added 8:03pm, Niklas Kronwall below.


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Live Stream- Day 2 From Detroit’s Training Camp In Traverse City

Watch the live stream below which is schedulet to begin at noon today.

Ken Kal, Art Regner, Carley Johnston, and Daniella Bruce with the commentary.

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Videos- After Detroit’s Practice Today

First up is Oliwer Kaski, below is Tyler Bertuzzi.

I will add to this post if more videos become available.

added 6:25pm, Valtteri Filppula below.

added 6:56pm, Dylan Larkin below.

added 7:24pm, Jeff Blashill below.

added 7:39pm, 18 minutes of Steve Yzerman below.

added 7:52pm, Moritz Seider below.


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Steve Yzerman On The Prospects

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"We need more (prospects), but I’m encouraged – there’s a good group of young players that have potential,” Yzerman said Friday as he met with the media at camp, after the day’s workouts had been completed. “We’re going to try to add to that group. But with that group, we’re trying to create an environment that allows them to go from prospects to good NHL players, and that’s a big step.”

It was only four games, but the Wings fielded one of the younger teams in the Prospects Tournament and Yzerman was encouraged by the competitiveness of his team.

Defenseman Moritz Seider, and forwards Joe Veleno, Filip Zadina, Givani Smith, Chase Pearson, Ryan Kuffner and Taro Hirose were among some of the recent draft picks or undrafted college free agents who were impressive, according to Yzerman.

“You like to win – it’s better to win than to lose,” Yzerman said. “Most importantly, the kids competed real hard. They learned from it. Some of those kids are only 18 years old and playing against some 23- and 24-year-olds.

“They had good week’s and it’s preparing them for next week and a good buildup for them moving forward.

“It looks like we have a good group of prospects here and we’re hoping they continue to improve and eventually become NHLers.”

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