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Stream- Day 2 Of The Wings’ Training Camp

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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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Streaming NHL Games On ESPN+

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from Jason Gurwin of The Streamable,

There is much anticipation with the move of NHL.TV to ESPN+. In addition to streaming every out-of-market NHL regular season game, and 75+ nationally televised games on ESPN+, you will also be able to stream more than 35 NHL preseason games with the service.

Starting Sunday, September 26th, ESPN+ will stream two games, New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders, as well as the Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken. Both games, as do most of the pre-season coverage on ESPN+, local blackouts apply.

Currently, ESPN+ is planning to stream at least 35 NHL preseason games to subscribers (full schedule is below). To see upcoming games, you can visit the “NHL - Live & Upcoming” tab in the app.

To stream NHL.TV on ESPN+, it costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year ($5.83/mo.), or you can get it as part of The Disney Bundle for $13.99 a month. There is no longer multiple plans, you get every team’s games if they are outside your market with ESPN+. Instead of streaming the games in the NHL App though, they will now be viewable inside ESPN+.

conitnue for links to sign-up...

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Observations From Day 1 In Traverse City

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from Ethan Sears of the Wings website,

As the Detroit Red Wings wrapped up the first day of training camp on Thursday afternoon, Dylan Larkin was asked about Moritz Seider.

Prior to Thursday, when they practiced in the same group, much of Larkin's experience with Seider came during informal skates over the summer or off the ice. That didn't stop the Red Wings' captain from sharing just how impressed he was with the defenseman.

"He's a special player," Larkin said. "You see with him, Lucas Raymond as well. They're smart players, they're smart guys. They work extremely hard. You see those high-end skill guys, they play pro, they understand the game, so watching them skate with NHL players, they seem to fit right in and it's great to see."

Seider, the Red Wings' first-round pick in 2019, comes into camp with excitement swirling around him. Though he's yet to make his NHL debut, the German put together an impressive season in Sweden last year, and is widely projected to make Detroit's roster out of camp.

Though it's just one day of camp - meaning next to nothing in the long run - Seider playing opposite Nick Leddy on Thursday, making up what could ostensibly be a top defensive pairing should expectations be blown out of the water, will do little to slow down the excitement.

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Vegas Golden Knights Thinking Stanley Cup

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from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The Golden Knights opened training camp Thursday, and a few things were immediately evident about the coming season:

1. Coach Pete DeBoer won’t have to answer as many questions about who will be in goal on a particular night.

2. There is a great chance the Pacific Division is so bad that the Knights will resemble the ’27 Yankees and could start a third line of Ruth, Gehrig and Lazzeri and still win in a skate-over.

3. The expectations to lift a Stanley Cup are as robust as ever.

“Good to see you in person,” DeBoer told assembled media. “You look better in masks.”

It felt normal again. City National Arena was packed with fans for the team’s initial workout, conjuring memories of those pre-pandemic turnouts. The dude waving his giant flag was there. So was the one who periodically breaks into loud cheers … by himself.

It was also different. There was no Marc-Andre Fleury in net, the Vezina Trophy winner now making windmill saves in Chicago. A slimmed down Robin Lehner is firmly supplanted as the starter in Las Vegas. There was no Ryan Reaves joking with teammates, although you can still find his signature 7Five beer inside adjacent MacKenzie River Pizza. But only in cans.

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Washington Capitals Announce Sponsor Patch On Their Sweater

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ARLINGTON, VA. and LAS VEGAS (Sept. 24, 2021) – The Washington Capitals and Caesars Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced a multi-year partnership agreement today that places the Caesars Sportsbook logo on Capitals home and third jerseys worn for games played at Capital One Arena beginning with the 2022-23 NHL season. The landmark announcement marks the first team announced agreement in the NHL’s Jersey Advertising Program.

Caesars Sportsbook, the best-in-class sportsbook offering, will have its logo worn on the Capitals home and third jerseys, with the 3 x 3.5 inch patch positioned on the upper right chest area of the jersey. An industry first, the introduction of the Caesars Sportsbook patch follows the historic opening of the Caesars Sportsbook at Capital One Arena in May 2021.

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Previewing The Detroit Red Wings

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from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NGL.com,

3 KEYS

1. Offensive improvement

They simply need to score more. They scored 125 goals last season, one more than the Anaheim Ducks, who scored the fewest in the NHL. Part of the problem was injuries. Part of it was the power play (11.4 percent), second-to-last in the NHL behind the Ducks (8.9 percent).

Forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Robby Fabbri and Dylan Larkin are expected to be healthy. Forward Jakub Vrana wants to show what he can do in a larger role after coming from the Washington Capitals in a trade April 12. Detroit added defenseman Nick Leddy and center Pius Suter in the offseason, plus assistant Alex Tanguay to coach the power play.

2. Nedeljkovic's numbers

Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic needs to follow up on last season, when he was a finalist for the Calder Trophy, which goes to the NHL rookie of the year as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, after going 15-5-3 with a 1.90 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and three shutouts in 23 games (all starts) for the Carolina Hurricanes.

That would help the Red Wings win in the short term and address the concern about the small sample size of his NHL career (29 games). After trading for the 25-year-old on July 22 and signing him to a two-year contract, general manager Steve Yzerman said they think he has the potential to be their goalie "for a number of years."

3. Seider's development

The most important thing for them to return to Stanley Cup contention is the development of their top prospects, and the top prospect most ready to make an impact in the NHL is 20-year-old defenseman Moritz Seider.

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NHL Players On The Vaccine Policy

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from Joshua Clipperton of the CP at TSN,

Vaccinated players that test positive in 2021-22 for COVID-19 will be treated as having hockey injuries and still get paid, while their unvaccinated counterparts are set to have their movements restricted on the road.

Regular testing for the coronavirus will continue for vaccinated players.

Canucks forward Jason Dickinson said the decision to role up his sleeve was an easy one.

"The vaccine works — it works," he said. "There's a lot of people that want to argue it. And I guess that's their right, but there's a lot of people that are losing their rights right now by having to wait (the unvaccinated) out.

"It's slowing down everybody else's life."

But Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, whose team is fully vaccinated, said he felt pressured into getting the shot.

"I'm not anti-vaxx by any means, but I'd like to have that decision for myself," he said. "I had just gotten COVID and gotten over it, and then I had to get the (vaccine), which made me feel like I had COVID all over again. If I could have had at least some time to choose, maybe I would have got it (when) they recommend — three months later.

"I would have liked (the NHLPA) to have helped us a little more ... I just feel it could have been worked out a little bit better."

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Jeff Blashill Ready To Go

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"There are certain non-negotiables on our hockey team," Blashill said Thursday. "You have to make sure to work, compete and execute. Execute can show itself in practice and how you drill. We're trying to be as perfect as possible out there.

"That was the message we talked about yesterday, and let's go and let's get's after it on day one and keep getting better every day."

As he begins his seventh season as Wings coach, Blashill has a revamped roster that is getting younger, and possibly more talented.

The fight for playing time is expected to be intense, with more depth throughout the lineup.

"We'll see which guys, over the next few weeks, grab spots," Blashill said. "I'm interested to watch and see."

The defense will be an interesting area to watch.

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Let Jack Eichel Be

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from John Vogl of The Athletic,

This is about more than a letter or cap space. It always has been.

Eichel is a 24-year-old who’s supposed to be in the prime of his life. He’s a physical specimen, a man who’s been pushing his body to legendary limits since his early teen years. He’s fine-tuned every muscle, allowing him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

And now he has absolutely no say in the next step for his body. The CBA allows teams to determine the course of treatment for injuries. That’s fine for ankle sprains, broken fingers and ACL tears. Life-altering neck surgery is something else completely.

Eichel needs surgery to resume his NHL career and live a healthy life. He and the Sabres acknowledge that. It’s the only thing accepted by both parties.

The Sabres and their doctors insist Eichel undergo fusion surgery, a common practice. It involves removal of the damaged disk. Two vertebrae inhabit the empty space and fuse together, either with time or the addition of a plate.

Eichel says no way, not a chance, never going to happen....

The Sabres are in the infancy stage of yet another rebuild. Their best opportunity to take a step forward is to trade Eichel and bring in significant pieces. But they are pretending he’s healthy in trade talks and won’t let him get healthy in real life.

It’s just wrong.

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Videos- Michael Rasmussen And Jeff Blashill After Day 1 In Traverse City

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Rasmussen first, Blashill is below.

 

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