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Larkin, Glendening and Sheahan spend a morning at the Detroit Grand Prix

Dylan Larkin, Luke Glendening and Riley Sheahan attended the Detroit Grand Prix this morning...

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Dave Cameron Given Permission To Speak With The Wings Regarding Assistant Coach Position

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Dave Cameron may not be out of the NHL next season.

While there are no guarantees, and it isn’t known where he stands, the former Ottawa Senators coach was given permission to speak with the Detroit Red Wings about an assistant’s job with Jeff Blashill and may have met with them not long after returning from the world championship.

Though the Wings hired former Boston Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda last month, the club still has another opening because it is doing an overhaul of nearly its whole staff....

Fired along with assistant Andre Tourigny and goalie coach Rick Wamsley last month, Cameron still has one year left on his contract with the Senators. A report last month said the Wings are also expected to speak with former Columbus head coach Todd Richards about the assistant’s role.

Richards worked with Team USA last month at the world championship while Cameron was on the Team Canada staff in Russia.

more regarding the Ottawa Senators...

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Krupa: Not surprisingly, seats in Little Caesars arena will (mostly) come with a premium price

From the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa:

Thousands of Detroit Red Wings season ticket holders are beginning to discover how much more it will cost to move into Little Caesars Arena, scheduled to open for the 2017-18 NHL season.

Details presented to the customers at meetings that began late last month and will extend into the summer reveal that the lower bowl of the new arena will sweep back and up from the ice at almost precisely the same angle as the lower bowl of Joe Louis Arena, affording much the same sight lines.

Next season, the last for the Red Wings in Joe Louis Arena, those tickets will cost mostly $92-$120, up from $90-$109 last season.

In Little Caesars Arena, they will cost $100-$240, except for in the premium club area, where the most expensive seat costs $330.

Some fans can afford the new seats. Others have complaints.


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Early overnight report: A broadcast note, preseason hype, Sadowy the Wing and Abby-reader

Of Red Wings-related note this evening:

1. This link used to go to a Tweet in which ESPN's John Buccigross stated that both Chris Chelios and Brett Hull would provide color commentary on World Cup of Hockey broadcasts, but Buccigross deleted the Tweet;

2. The Red Wings released their preseason schedule on Wednesday afternoon, and the Free Press's Helene St. James penned an article discussing the prospect-ive player personnel highlights thereof (at least as of June):

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A Landing Spot For Jimmy Howard

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

After finishing dead last in goals against, a major off-season priority of the Calgary Flames — along with finding a coach — is goaltending. Calgary has roughly $21.6 million in salary cap space next season, and Flames president Brian Burke liked Howard enough in 2014 to name him to the U.S. Olympic team.

Perhaps Howard, with his respectable .915 career save percentage, could be a stopgap until green prospects Joni Ortio, 25, and Jon Gillies, 22, develop into starters.

But the best fit looks like the Carolina Hurricanes, who appear willing to move on from veteran Cam Ward and try something new.

Not only is Carolina one of the few teams easily capable of handling Howard's contract — GM Ron Francis has an estimated $32 million to play with heading into 2016-17 — but it may need to take on some heftier contracts to reach the cap floor.

Consider that Howard's salary is actually more than $1 million cheaper than Ward's was in 2015-16, and Francis could actually pay less for a slight improvement at the position. Howard and Ward are the same age, but the Detroit goalie has 189 fewer games of wear and tear plus a 0.05 advantage in career save percentage.

more, Leafs mentioned too...

I am not so sure about Carolina. Most of us know the history between the two owners but perhaps it has softened a bit.

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Red Wings announce 2016-17 preseason schedule

From the Red Wings:

2016-17 preseason schedule released
“Farewell Season at The Joe” begins Sept. 27 against Pittsburgh

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced their 2016-17 preseason schedule.

The Red Wings begin their preseason slate by hosting the Eastern Conference-champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Detroit will then play two back-to-back sets against the Boston Bruins (in Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, Sept. 30) and Chicago Blackhawks (in Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 2 and in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 4). The Red Wings will also visit the Penguins (Wednesday, Oct. 5) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Friday, Oct. 7) before wrapping up the preseason against the Maple Leafs at home on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Tickets for all Red Wings home preseason games will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 19 and can be purchased at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-471-7575), all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) or online at http://www.DetroitRedWings.com The c.omplete 2016-17 preseason schedule can be found below.



September 27 Tue. PITTSBURGH Joe Louis Arena 7:30 p.m.

28 Wed. at Boston TD Garden 7:00 p.m.

30 Fri. BOSTON Joe Louis Arena 7:30 p.m.

October 2 Sun. CHICAGO Joe Louis Arena 6:00 p.m.

4 Tue. at Chicago United Center 8:30 p.m.

5 Wed. at Pittsburgh CONSOL Energy Center TBD

7 Fri. at Toronto Air Canada Centre TBD

8 Sat. TORONTO Joe Louis Arena 7:00 p.m.

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‘Three Things’: Broadcast notes and a Wings Community Relations wrap-up

Of brief Red Wings-related note on a "quiet" June afternoon:

1. Red Wings broadcasters Ken Kal and Ken Daniels received quite the honor from Hour Detroit today:

2. If you want to listen to tonight's Pens-Sharks game on the radio, Fox Sports Detroits' Darren Eliot is taking part in the broadcast:

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General Fanager: Leafs defer Babcock compensation to 2017

From General Fanager:

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‘Three Things’: On the draft combine, evaluating the 2011 draft and OT goals

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

1. The NHL's draft combine is underway in Buffalo, NY this week, and the Free Press's Helene St. James spoke with Red Wings GM Ken Holland regarding the team's strategy as Holland, Kris Draper, Ryan Martin, Jiri Fischer and the amateur scouts attempt to interview about half of the 100-plus players invited to the combine:

By this time of year on the hockey calendar, teams have extensively observed players’ performances on the ice. The interviews with the mostly 18-year-olds are an opportunity to discover something about their personalities and maturity.

“We usually ask them to tell us about their family, tell us about where they’re from,” Holland told the Free Press. “We like to know about their training regimen, whether they have a plan for the summer.”

The Wings’ first pick in the June 24-25 draft is at 16th overall, then 46th, 106th, 136th, 166th and 196th. The 76th overall pick, in the third round, belongs to New Jersey because of the March 2015 trade for defenseman Marek Zidlicky.

At last year’s combine, a favorable interview impression left by Evgeny Svechnikov helped persuade the Wings to draft him 19th overall. More than 100 players generally attend the event, and teams request 20-minute interviews through the NHL, which then sets up schedules. Every team does not interview every player. There would be no reason for the Wings to interview players such as Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine, who will go within the first two picks.

St. James continues, as does Holland;

2. The usual rule for draft evaluations is that it takes 3 to 5 years to begin to evaluate how a team's draft haul has turned out. Today, Hockey's Future's Ryan Womeldorf takes a look at the Red Wings' 9-player haul from the 2011 draft, and the most successful players the Wings picked were taken in the second and seventh rounds:

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Blashill, Laviolette to speak at USA Hockey coaches’ symposium in August

From USA Hockey:

NHL Coaches to Speak at National Hockey Coaches Symposium

NHL head coaches Peter Laviolette (Nashville Predators) and Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings) will headline an impressive roster of high level coaches speaking at the 2016 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in St. Louis, Aug. 11-14.

The bi-annual event is for coaches looking to attain their Level 5 coaching certification, the highest offered by USA Hockey. In addition to general sessions, coaches will explore innovative approaches to coaching through intensive breakout sessions dedicated to age-specific teaching and techniques.


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