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A trio of Wings-related videos from training camp: on the golf classic, David Booth and Paul Boyer

Of Red Wings-related video note:

1. The Wings posted a Twitter video chronicling the team's charity golf classic in Traverse City:

2. Fox Sports Detroit's "The 313" spoke with training camp try-out David Booth...

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Audio from the second day of the Red Wings’ training camp ‘17

The Red Wings continued their training camp activities at Centre Ice Arena on Saturday, and while Niklas Kronwall (back spasms) remained absent, the balance of the rosters were relatively healthy, all things considered, and Jeff Blashill was very satisfied with his split squad's activities as camp ramped up a bit.

During and after the teams' practices, several players spoke with the media, and here are the audio clips thereof:

Jared Coreau has become a pescetarian, minus "cheat days," anyway, and he spoke about modifying his diet thanks to a Netflix series called, What the Health? as well as readjustments in terms of his training regimens and technique as Coreau attempts to wrest an NHL job from the Wings' presumptive starters:

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Center Ice Arena In Traverse City Needs To Be NHL Compliant

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Going to Traverse City has become a fall tradition for the Detroit Red Wings, but it will take a lot of money for it to continue.

The Wings have been notified by the NHL that the two ice sheets at Centre Ice Arena must become NHL compliant in order to continue to host the annual prospect tournament and training camp.

Asked whether holding future Wings events at Centre Ice is in jeopardy, Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press he wasn’t sure. The Wings have been coming here since 1997. The prospect tournament includes teams from the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.

Upgrading the rinks to fit concussion protocols would cost around $220,000.


Update: The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan confirms:

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Team Delvecchio Skates

Ansar Khan tweets,

Niklas Kronwall not skating for second day in row at #RedWings camp. Brian Lashoff practicing with main group today instead of Cholowski.

Ouellet, in place of Kronwall, paired w/ Green. That'll probably be combination when 55 can't play so other pairs not disrupted.

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Morning news: a collective chip; on DeKeyser’s chip shot, an AA note and a Murphy yarn

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

1. The Traverse City Record-Eagle's Brett A. Somers noted that the Wings "have a chip on their" (collective) "shoulder" as training camp begins:

Larkin was the first Wing to step in front of the media late Friday morning and he addressed how the Red Wings play to turn the page for the 2017-18 season, including a little adrenaline shot from Detroit's new facility — Little Caesar's Arena.

"It's time to make our own legacy," Larkin said. "With the streak ending of the playoffs, it's a full, new chapter. It's time for us to make our mark and get the fans excited about coming to Little Caesar's Arena — not just to see the arena, but to watch the Red Wings compete.

"Not only make the playoffs, but getting the energy back. Getting young players that are a big part of this team to lead us. We have a unique situation where our veteran players, our leadership group, are still our best players on our team. We have good young players and good core guys and great goaltending. It's a new mix, and it's going to be a lot of fun."

Somers continues, speaking with Ken Daniels, Danny DeKeyser, Trevor Daley and coach Jeff Blashill about the Wings' belief that this year represents a new start;

2. Via the Red Wings, Fox Sports Detroit's John Keating spoke with Danny DeKeyser about his hole in one:

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MSM takes from the first day of Red Wings training camp ‘17

As I was a little busier than usual today, here are the media's Red Wings-related stories of note from the first day of training camp:

A. MLive:

1. MLive's Ansar Khan noted that Danny DeKeyser's hole-in-one "ace" at the Wings' training camp golf classic earned him quite a reward:

Danny DeKeyser's first career hole-in-one earned him more than a few high-fives from his Detroit Red Wings teammates.

He also won a two-year lease on a new Porsche Boxster.

DeKeyser used a 9-iron to ace the 152-yard 17th hole at the Bear at Grand Traverse Resort Thursday during the team's annual golf outing.

"I'm hit or miss at golf, so I guess it was a good day," DeKeyser said Friday, following the first day of training camp.


2. Khan also noted Jeff Blashill's muddled answer as to why Niklas Kronwall didn't skate during the first day of training camp..

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Impressions from the first day of the Red Wings’ training camp ‘17








Substitute Niklas Kronwall for Sproul (Kronwall did not skate today) and Andreas Athanasiou for Parenteau (hopefully), and you may have the Red Wings' presumptive lines for the start of the regular season, and Wings coach Jeff Blashill is just fine with you knowing that.

This is a different kind of training camp, one in which the Red Wings are icing one "NHL team" (save Ben Street, Dennis Cholowski and Luke Witkowski) and two teams' worth of mostly AHL players and prospects. According to coach Blashill, the goal is to maximize practice time for his NHL team ahead of a busy exhibition season, and judging by his first-day comments to the media, he was satisfied with the equation.

It may seem a little strange to those of you us who are used to the tried-and-true formula of mixing top prospects with NHL'ers to see who "falls off a cliff" performance-wise and who might impress with the big boys, this sort of team-building throws that concept out the window, and that's a little unique.

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Danny DeKeyser’s hole in one

Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser hit a hole in one yesterday at the Red Wings' annual training camp charity golf classic, and as a result, DeKeyser earned a two-year lease on a Porsche Boxster. DeKeyser discussed his golf achievement with the media (and Red Wings TV)

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Audio from the first day of Red Wings training camp ‘17

It's been a long day for me and it was a long day at the Red Wings' training camp, in which Teams Delvecchio, Howe and Lindsay skated from 9:30 AM until just after 2:30 PM, and "interview time" stretched from 11:40 until about 3:45.

Among today's interviews: Dylan Larkin spoke with the media regarding his preparations for a full season spent at center ice, and his hopes that he'll emulate Henrik Zetterberg:

You'll have to crank up the sound for Trevor Daley's interview, because he's a VERY QUIET TALKER who believes that he'll fit in well with the Red Wings, an organization that he respects to no end:

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Bet On Jimmy Howard As Detroit’s Starting Goaltender

from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News,

DETROIT RED WINGS: Who is the starting goaltender?...

Bet on: Howard. The Wings should be rebuilding but, as the Trevor Daley signing this off-season reminds us, they aren’t publicly accepting their status as a non-playoff team, even after missing the big dance for the first time in 25 years. They’re armed with a brand new arena and intend to compete for a playoff spot in it, even if that’s a foolish pursuit. They’re thus likely to open the season with the goalie who gives them the best chance to win right now. Don’t forget, the Red Wings exposed Mrazek to Vegas in the expansion draft and protected Howard.

more on the goaltending and other Atlantic Division talk...

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