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‘Roughly Translated’: Zetterberg, Wings’ Swedes look forward to the new season

SVT.se posted an interview that Henrik Zetterberg conducted with Marie Lehmann (warning: may auto-play)...

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Post-practice Tweets and articles: As Cleary clears waivers, Wings prepare for Toronto

Updated 6x at 4:46 PM: The Red Wings skated at Joe Louis Arena this morning, icing the same lineup that the Wings utilized during Wednesday's practice, and after they skated, the Wings spoke with the media regarding their imminent Friday match-up with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and some of what they discussed wasn't in English, per DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji...

The Detroit News's Gregg Krupa...

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Ouellet demoted to Grand Rapids; Marchenko to serve as 7th defenseman

Updated at 2:16 PM: From MLive's Ansar Khan...

The Free Press's Helene St. James...

And DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji:

Also of note from the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa:

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Mike Green Twitterview transcript

The Red Wings conducted a "Twitterview" in which Mike Green answered fan questions, and here's the transcript of said "Twitterview":

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Daniel Cleary clears waivers

Updated 3x at 2:06 PM: Per the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle...

Update: FYI:

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Practice Tweets: Wings stick with Wednesday’s lines; Cleary awaits fate

The Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday morning, preparing for tomorrow night's season-opener against Toronto (7:30 PM EDT on FSD/Fox 2/ Sportsnet 1/97.1 FM), and if you missed it, DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose posited good news regarding Pavel Datsyuk:

Pavel Datsyuk skated this morning prior to the #RedWings practice at JLA. Looked pretty good.

The rest of the team hit the ice at 11 AM, as noted by the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa...

@DetroitRedWings practice. Joe Louis Arena.

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@DetroitRedWings

lines and pairings the same, as blashill said they would be for opener versus turrana... 1/3

 

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Morning news: A Twitter takeover, Datsyuk on ice and an Abdelkader interview

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

FYI:


This is excellent news from DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose...

Pavel Datsyuk skated this morning prior to the #RedWings practice at JLA. Looked pretty good.

And Justin Abdelkader spoke with WDFN's Matt Sheppard this morning, discussing the Wings' youth movement, Henrik Zetterberg's importance and his belief that the Wings can go on a long run:

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The Detroit Red Wings Feel They Can Compete With The Top Teams In The East

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg sat next to each other near center ice at Joe Louis Arena while stretching before practice this week and surveyed the 2015-16 Detroit Red Wings.

"A hell of a lot of good players out here," Franzen said. "We're both excited. It's a really deep team with a lot of talent, a lot of good all-around players that can all play both ways."...

"I think the parity in the league is such that so many teams are so close it's hard to separate yourself and I think character matters big time and I think we've got some of the best in the league, not only in terms of leadership but throughout the group," Blashill said. "In the end that's going to help determine the success we have.

"Matchups won't be as critical because I have lots of confidence in the different lines we can put out there. So I think between character and depth those are the two things that excite me the most."

They are confident they can compete with the top teams in the Eastern Conference – Tampa Bay, the New York Rangers, Montreal and Pittsburgh.

"We have the speed for it, the talent for it," Franzen said. "We definitely have smart enough players to do it. It's not about having the best players on paper; it's about playing smart on both ends and making it hard on the other teams."

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The overnight report: Making narrative sense of Wings season previews

Sometimes the Swedish wins. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press posited their NHL/Red Wings previews this morning, but these Tweets from SVT.se's Marie Lehmann, who's in North America for the opening week of the NHL season, allow the man in charge of the Red Wings' locker room to tell the tale:

Or: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit, before the premiere tomorrow: "this is the first time in ten years that we have new coaches. It is a very important year for us ".

"Mike (Babcock) ruled with an iron fist. He wanted to control everything ". Henrik Zetterberg on former coach. "Blashill is more open in communication".

"We are excited to start. Just that we meet Toronto in the 1st match makes it extra special. "

Do we believe him? The Free Press's Drew Sharp spoke with Jimmy Howard, Dylan Larkin and Mike Babcock as part of the Free Press's Wings preview, and Sharp's quip from Babcock is telling:

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Prospect news: Saarijarvi, Hicketts add helpers

Of prospect-related note:

In Sweden's Allsvenskan, Christoffer Ehn didn't play in BIK Karlaskoga's 3-2 loss to Tingsryds IF;

In the QMJHL, Evgeny Svechnikov sat out the second game of a 2-game suspension in the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' 3-2 loss to Victoriaville;

In the OHL, Vili Saarijarvi had an assist, finished at +2 and took 5 of the Flint Firebirds' 25 shots in Flint's 3-2 loss to Sault Ste. Marie;

And in the WHL, Joe Hicketts had an assist in the Victoria Cougars' 4-1 win over Spokane.

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