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Red Wings pick Axel Holmstrom with 196th pick and Alexander Kadeykin 201st

Updated 4x at 2:11 PM: The Wings have a Holmstrom again. They drafted 6'0," 190-pound forward Axel Holmstrom from Skelleftea AIK's system 196th overall...

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Red Wings pick Julius Vahatalo in 6th round, 166th overall

The Red Wings picked massive 6'5" but super-skinny 163-pound winger Julius Vahatalo, from TPS Turku's junior system, with the 166th overall pick. Vahalato was unlisted in draft rankings. [edit: EliteProspects has him listed at 191 pounds]

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Red Wings pick goaltender Thomas (Chase) Perry in 5th round, 136th overall

Updated 5x at 2:01 PM: The Red Wings have made four picks now, and after grabbing Dylan Larkin, Dominic Turgeon and Christoffer Ehn, three centers, the Wings picked goaltender Thomas "Chase" Perry. Perry was the 8th-ranked North American goaltender by NHL.com, and the 6'2," 176-pound goaltender played for Wentachee of the North American Hockey League this past season.

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Red Wings pick Christoffer Ehn in 4th round, 106th overall

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Red Wings trade up, pick Dominic Turgeon in the 3rd round

Updated 7x at 2:05 PM: The Red Wings made a trade to get a higher third-round pick...

And the Wings selected Pierre Turgeon's son Dominic:

Quoting the Hockey News regarding their 94th-overall ranked prospect: Dominic Turgeon, 6'1," 198, Portland (WHL): Pierre's kid is smart, skilled and plays a two-way game.

NHL.com ranked him 97th overall among North American skaters:

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Wings-ish live blog and/or rounds 2-7 chat thread thing

I'm going to be updating the Red Wings' pick-by-pick selections during day 2 of the NHL draft--the Wings pick 76th overall in the 3rd round, 106th in the 4th round, 136th in the 5th round, 166th in the 6th round, and 196th and 201st in the 7th round, and Paul's going to have a NHL Network stream link up shortly--but if you want to "live blog" the Wings' selections, here's a handy-dandy place to do so.

NHL.com, TSN, the Sports Forecaster and RedWingsCentral will all be following the draft on pick-by-pick bases, and the Wings have a special "Extended Coverage Blog" available for your enjoyment; Kukla's Korner's own Monica McAlister is also at the draft and she'll be Tweeting details.

Also, FYI from DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose:

The Wings' first-round pick will be paying his own way to go to Traverse City so that he can retain his NCAA eligibility. He will literally have to his skates, jerseys, sticks, gloves, helmet, etc. back to the Wings at the end of the summer camp.

Here's the live stream of NHL.com's coverage, from Paul:

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Red Wings overnight report: In alphabetical order, on Alfredsson, Babcock and Larkin (and UFA’s)

Friday evening yielded an utter mess's worth of Red Wings-related stories regarding particularly disparate news categories--with the bulk of said news hitting just before the first round of the NHL Draft began (though the Wings made the Jonas Gustavsson signing official a little earlier in the day).

The Red Wings picked Waterford native Dylan Larkin with the 15th overall pick, and they'll be picking 6 more players in rounds 2-7 this morning (10 AM EDT on the NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada and streamed on NHL.com)--76th overall in the 3rd round, 106th in the 4th round, 136th in the 5th round, 166th in the 6th round, and 196th and 201st in the 7th round.

In attempting to make sense of Friday's news, however, I'd prefer to go in "alphabetical order," and the first item explains why Mike Babcock made those mysterious comments about Daniel Alfredsson's back at the NHL Awards.

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Red Wings pick Dylan Larkin 15th overall

Updated 10x at 10:28 PM: In a fast-paced first round, the Red Wings Tweeted this...

And then the Red Wings picked someone who will be playing for Babcock's pal, University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, next season:

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Red Wings post Mike Babcock’s pre-draft media scrum

If you've missed all the chatter in the Alfredsson and/or update post, the Red Wings posted a fantastic video (via RedWingsFeed) in which Mike Babcock addressed the media just prior to the draft:

The Wings have a draft-day blog rolling along...

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Pre-draft Red Wings updates: on Alfredsson, the assistant coaching search and Babcock

Updated 8x at 7:37 PM:

Update: Here's more from the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness:

Holland confirmed via text message that they’ll wait until August before deciding on whether Alfredsson will return for another season in Detroit or retire.

However, Alfredsson and his family will remain in Detroit next season no matter what the final decision is on his career.

Update #2: Zing:

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