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Detroit Not As Good As Last Season

from E.J. Hradek at ESPN,

I figure the Red Wings will get to the century mark again this season, but I don’t think they’ll get to 113. So, I guess, that means they won’t be quite as good….
Holland did add veteran fourth-liner Dallas Drake, who had been released by the Blues, and journeyman minor-leaguer Mark Hartigan.
The Wings will again be a formidable club. They have a few promising kids, some emerging young stars and several special veterans. I don’t think they’ll put up as many points as last season, but I’ll be very surprised if they don’t win the Central Division.

more on the Wings…

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Traverse City Prepares For Wings Invasion

from the Niles Daily Star,

Each autumn for the past 10 years, the Detroit Red Wings have been bringing their fall prospects tournament and training camp to the Traverse City’s Centre ICE arena. For that brief time, Traverse City is transformed into “Hockeytown North,” where hundreds of fans from the U.S. and Canada come to watch and meet players from Detroit and seven other major hockey franchises in what may be the sport’s most “up close and personal” events.
“Last year we had people travel here from 38 states and Canada, and we always end up selling out for all the events,” says organizer Pete Correia, who persuaded the Red Wings to bring their fall camp to Traverse City in 1997.

read on

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Morgan Into The Wings

via the Edmonton Sun,

How does Morgan Pressel, a teenage golfer from Florida, become a huge Detroit Red Wings fan?
“My family is from Detroit, so I’m a huge Red Wings fan and have always been,” she said. “I love it. I grew up watching them play. My whole family is into it.”

note: The Canadian Women’s Open is being played in Edmonton this week…

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Babcock’s Blue-Collar Work Ethic

from Larry Wigge at NHL.com,

It was only natural that when he got his own teams that he asked his dad, Mike Sr., for advice on how he might be able to get the same kind of respect and worth ethic from his men.
“He told me; ‘It all comes from your men seeing how hard you work at your job,’ ” Babcock told me early last season, when the Red Wings stumbled badly. “I always say to the guys; ‘I want us to work hard and be able to be proud of that work ethic.’ But if you ask for that, you better show it at practices and in the games.”

read on and some Central Division notes too…

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Hasek In Perfect Condition

from Snapshots at Mlive,

Hockey goalie Dominik Hasek started with his off-ice training for the [upcoming] season, which seems to be definitely the last one in his career. His goaltending coach Josef Bruk says Dom is in perfect condition.
In the beginning of this summer training Hasek made two T-shirts sweaty. “I think this is standard for me. This was my first training and I am gonna have another 30 or 40 ones. I don’t know it exactly, Mr. Bruk counts it.”

continued

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Dom: Always Doing Things His Way

Courtesy of our friend Roman at eNHL.cz, we have this photo of Dominik Hasek doing his “Dominator” thing…  On his last day of some R & R, Hasek decided to take in some golf today.  As you can see, he forgot his shoes and look at that intense concentration.
Dom starts his off-ice training tomorrow in preparation for the upcoming season.  Don’t foget your skates, please!!!

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Markov Price Too Steep For Wings

from Ansar Khan at Mlive,

Wings GM Ken Holland said yesterday that he spoke to the agent for defenseman Danny Markov a week ago but nothing is happening.
“He told me what he’s looking for; we’re not even close to that,’’ Holland said. “Right now, we’re satisfied with our defense. We’d like to have Danny back, but if he signs somewhere else, we’re comfortable.’‘
He said he’d like to add some depth on defense, but only at the right price. He offered Markov a two-year deal at the draft in June, apparently at around the same $2.5 million-a-year salary he earned last season.
“He told me the salary range he’s looking for. We don’t have any interest in that salary range,’’ Holland said.

more on the Wings…

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Breaking Down The Central

Wes Goldstein of CBS Sportsline is passing out summer grades to the NHL teams in the Central Division.
Nashville and Columbus fans, you won’t be happy.

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The Malibu Mob

A2Y pointed to a great story on the "Life of Chelios" today. In case you missed it, I suggest you take a few minutes out of your day and read it.

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Hmmm, Forsberg & Lidstrom Close?

Well Dwayne is up to it again talking about Forsberg…

I am also hearing that the Red Wings will get into this, but i have yet to hear Peter say that he would go there. However, he is tight with Lidstrom…

That’s news to me and about 99% of the Wings fans…
from Nicklas Lidstrom,

Peter and I aren’t really close. I’m a few years older than he is, and we only played together on the national teams. So we haven’t really played together in the Swedish League before I turned pro.

Geez Dwayne, make up something you can’t be called out on!!!

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