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Red Wings’ School Assembly Program rolls along with Miller visit to Canton Charter Academy on Fri

Per the Red Wings' community relations department:

... Wings School Assembly Program Set to Make 115 Visits During 2013-14 Season ...

DETROIT - Red Wings forward Drew Miller will visit Canton Charter Academy in Novi, Mich., on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of the Detroit Red Wings School Assembly Program sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Kroger Company of Michigan. The program will take place from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Miller and the Red Wings School Assembly Team will introduce more than 750 students to the sport of hockey through a youth street and floor hockey initiative. The Wings will provide equipment and hands-on instruction to familiarize kids with the sport of hockey and to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Red Wings off-day news: On 24/7, Alfredsson vs. Ryan, Kronwall, prospects and the Wings’ next steps

Upated 2x at 2:48 PM: Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news stories, subsequent to the Wings' 6-1 loss to Ottawa, and during what is probably a CBA-mandated "off day"...

As Paul noted, HBO announced that its 24/7 series will be following the Wings and Leafs this December. Here's the NHL's press release about the program:

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He’s up, he’s down, he’s Xavier Ouellet

The Red Wings won't play again until Saturday, and the Grand Rapids Griffins open a set of 3 games in 3 nights by hosting the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, so Xavier Ouellet's driving back up I-96 today:

… Defenseman has Played One Game with Detroit, Five with Grand Rapids as First-Year Pro …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Xavier Ouellet to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Ouellet, 20, made his NHL debut with Detroit on Monday, recording one shot, one hit and 17:15 of ice time in a 1-0 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday. A first-year pro from Bayonne, France, Ouellet has also suited up in five games for the Griffins, registering two assists and a plus-one rating. Last season, he skated in 50 games with the QMJHL’s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, recording 41 points and earning a spot on the QMJHL First All-Star Team for the second straight year. He finished his major junior career with 160 points (41-119-160) in 223 games from 2009-13 with Blainville-Boisbriand and the Montreal Juniors.

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The Wings’ Up And Down Start To The Season

Scott Burnside of ESPN is in the middle of an online chat, here is one Wings related question...

What do you make of the Red Wings? On paper and vs. some top teams like Boston, we look like a Cup contender. Then other nights like last night vs. Ottawa or Phoenix, we look lost. Whats you take?

Scott Burnside  Yes, weird up and down start for the Wings. Injuries continue to dog them and for a team that relies on a kind of blue line by committee it doesn't take much to upset the rhythm there. Not sure Stephen Weiss is completely comfortable yet - I remain skeptical he'll be the kind of point-producer the Wings expect him to be - combined with a completely new conference of teams and different style of play from the west and I think it adds up to uneven results. Lots of time though for Mike Babcock to get this team into a groove.

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Red Wings/Maple Leafs 24/7 Debuts on HBO December 14th

In case you missed the news at the KK Hockey section, here is some information on HBO's 24/7.

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Red Wings-Senators wrap-up and overnight report: rout reminds us rebuild-on-the-fly isn’t complete

The Detroit Red Wings have a league-mandated "off day" on Thursday, and while Mike Babcock questioned its use, given that the Red Wings have successively dropped games to Phoenix, San Jose (at home, via a shootout) and now a 6-1 decision to the Ottawa Senators, after all the hype and lead-up to Wednesday night's affair...

One could very successfully argue that the Wings rather desperately need to get away from the rink after wrapping up a slate of 8 games played over the course of 14 nights--with 6 played over the course of 10 evenings--and get refreshed given that the winless-in-three and now 6-4-and-1 Wings rather desperately need to take Saturday's game against the Rangers to salvage three out of six points on their home stand, and especially given that the team hits the road for a 4-game Western Canadian swing starting on October 30th.

The Wings got off to a great start against Buffalo and Carolina, they sagged against Boston and Phoenix, rebounded via 4 straight wins, and now the team seems to be back to square one, unable to screen any goalies save the ones they employ and unwilling to play as a team in any or all zones as the Wings have gone back to attempting to pass the puck into the net, from Pavel Datsyuk on down.

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Grand Rapids Griffins frame their weekend ahead: 3 games in 3 cities in 3 nights

The Grand Rapids Griffins have a very busy weekend ahead, and the team posted its weekly press release on Wednesday night:

This Week’s Games
Fri., Oct. 25    Charlotte Checkers at GRIFFINS    7 p.m.    WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM/ AHLLive.com
Sat., Oct. 26    GRIFFINS at Chicago Wolves    8 p.m.    WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM/ AHLLive.com
Sun., Oct. 27    GRIFFINS at Iowa Wild    6:05 p.m.    WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM/ AHLLive.com

Last Week’s Results
Fri., Oct. 18    Milwaukee Admirals 3 at GRIFFINS 2    2-1-1-0, 5 pts. (T2nd, Midwest Division)
Sat., Oct. 19    GRIFFINS 4 at Rockford IceHogs 5 SO    2-1-1-1, 6 pts. (T2nd, Midwest Division)

Three in Three: The Griffins will play the first of this season’s six three-in-threes this weekend, hosting the Charlotte Checkers on Friday at 7 p.m. before paying their first visits of the season to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT and the Iowa Wild on Sunday at 6:05 p.m EDT.

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Red Wings-Senators quick take: thoughts about a deep dive into a shallow puddle

Ottawa Senators defeat the Detroit Red Wings 6-1.

This wasn't right.

From my perspective as both a fan and as someone who's going to rack up over 30 hours over two-and-a-half days covering this game, and especially as someone whose favorite non-Wing is now wearing #11...

The Red Wings went from what could have been 7-3-and-1 to 6-4-and-what-the-*#$%@&-was-that? in a hurry. They did so by simply not showing up in front of Jimmy Howard--who, again, surrendered multiple goals that he did not see until they went past him because the Wings can only seemingly screen their own goaltender...

And I'd mentioned this as soon as the Wings-Coyotes game was over, but I guess I have to do it again:

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Avalanche forward Cody McLeod insists that he didn’t mean to hurt Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall

As if one couldn't leave well enough alone, via Pro Hockey Talk's Cam Tucker, suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod weighed in on his 5-game sit while speaking with the Denver Post's Mike Chambers, insisting that Red WIngs defenseman Niklas Kronwall's admission of culpability absolves him of some culpability:

"I can see where the NHL is coming from," McLeod said in his first public comments about the incident. "They want to get rid of the injuries and I respect that, but I don't necessarily agree with the length of time. But it's out of my hands and we'll just move on."

McLeod was pro-active in reaching out to Kronwall, who suffered a concussion after cutting back against the wall — and the grain — when McLeod was on the forecheck. McLeod visited Kronwall during the game at the Pepsi Center.

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Manny Legace joins Fox Sports Detroit’s broadcasting team as a collegiate analyst

Interesting news from the Free Press's James Jahnke:

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace has been hired as a college hockey analyst for Fox Sports Detroit for the 2013-14 season, the network announced today.

Legace won the 2002 Stanley Cup with the Wings and also spent time with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes during an 11-year NHL career.

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