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Red Wings overnight report: editorial(izing) the rink deal, rivals’ moves and a solid ‘repeat read’

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

It's not quite feast or famine--the Red Wings summer news cycle has been ridiculously busy--but this morning's crop of Wings-related news is slowly shifting back toward "summertime news."

The Detroit News wasn't lucky enough to reap the "exclusive" scoops Ilitch Holdings provided the Free Press and Crain's Detroit Business on Sunday morning, but they've caught up over the past 36 hours, and today, they've posited an editorial regarding the "District Detroit." Given that the News has a red banner for a reason, they're bullish on the construction jobs, the business and real estate boosts the project could provide to the City:

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One more Russian-language interview from Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk’s summer hockey school

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Pavel Datsyuk's hockey school in the Moscow suburb of Zelenograd wrapped up on Saturday, but AllHockey.ru posted a quintet of post-school articles today. Both Allhockey and Datsyuk partnered with the Russian cell phone comapny Megafon--and Ilya Bryzgalov--to hold a centralized skater and goaltender-blended school.

Allhockey's Alexander Shapiro first discusses the school as a whole, reporting that the KHL's TV network plans on releasing a 7-part series of 7-minute vignettes this fall, and Shapiro states that CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov visited the school during its second day;

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Thomas Vanek Cooperating In Federal Court Case Against Bar Owners

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. is reporting (and has video) that recently-signed Wild winger and former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester Amerk Thomas Vanek was in federal court today in upstate New York as part of an ongoing gambling investigation.

According to the station, Vanek's appearance stems from the June arrest of three owners/managers of the Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte, N.Y. on gambling and money laundering charges. The three men were allegedly conducting an illegal gambling business out of the bar since January 2012 (see above links and this article).

The TV station reports, "Vanek is not charged with any crime and he voluntarily came to the federal court building with his lawyer."

continued including Russo contacting Bill Daly on this subject...

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Tom Wilson weighs in on Wings’ rink project, as do Duggan, Snyder; there’s a sticky wicket, too

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

I would generally just update the afternoon rink post to keep things in one place (see: Sunday morning's post about the rink proposal and the overnight report regarding the balance of the "District Detroit" project), but this trio of stories/interviews merit their own "update" entry.

First, Olympia Entertainment CEO Tom Wilson spoke with Detroit Sports 105.1 FM's Neal Ruhl and Mark Champion on Monday afternoon, and Wilson hasn't really weighed in on the project yet--a project that's "his baby" to some extent--so this is a must-listen...

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Red Wings early evening news: the summer Wings topic song that never ends

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Amongst this evening's Red Wings-related news stories:

Is it a little weird that Fox Sports Detroit's Darren Eliot addressed the Red Wings' free agency strikeouts, the team's lateral re-signings, Jimmy Howard's need to bounce back this upcoming seasonand Mike Babcock and Ken Holland's respective contract situations on July 21st, all over the course of a 14-minute interview with WDFN's Art Regner?

Not this summer. I keep waiting for things to "slow down," and from a personal perspective, I keep waiting to hear which cocah will flank Mike Babcock's left (toward the defense) shoulder, how much money and term the team will end up giving Danny DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar, and whether Daniel Alfredsson will continue playing (sorry, Nashville, he's not coming to Tennessee)...

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Pittsburgh Columnist Going Solo

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tim Schooley of the Pittsburgh Business Times,

Dejan Kovacevic quit as sports columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in order to launch his own website, DKonPittsburghsports.com.

He said the new website will go live Wednesday, July 23, and expects to announce a corporate sponsor in the coming days. Through the new venture, he’ll continue to travel and cover Pittsburgh's professional sports, with his wife, Dali, managing the business end.

“I believe in the readership that I have,” said Kovacevic. “They’d followed me once from the PG over to the Trib. And I believe that there’s enough of a connection there that the more diehard Pittsburgh sports fan will follow again to this platform.”

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Red Wings afternoon news: rink talk overdrive

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

You might expect that the "rest of the world" is discussing the Red Wings' rink-and-economic-development plans today, and that is indeed the case. Curbed Detroit, Deadspin, Field of Schemes, Arena Digest, The Hockey News and reports posted on the CBC, it's all over the place today, and the opinions are just as varied (again, as you might expect).

In the immediate Metro Detroit area, Crain's Detroit Business's Bill Shea spoke to WDFN's Art Regner, discussing the rink plans for over 26 minutes...

Shea also appeared on WDET's Craig Fahle Show, and he held a chat on Crain's website, so the biggest expert

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30 Hockey Thoughts In Late July

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

- Right now, there are eight teams in the NHL without a centre carrying a $5 million average salary. Only one made last season's playoffs -- the New York Rangers. The others are Arizona, Buffalo, Calgary, Nashville, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg. I'm not sure this is a coincidence. Look at the arms race for centres since the Stanley Cup was awarded.

- The cash value for middlemen is trending upward, too. Fourteen teams have a centre above $6 million. Only one (Montreal) has their top earner right at $5 million. Derick Brassard's negotiations/arbitration could change the Rangers' situation, but if he doesn't crack five, you have to assume Derek Stepan will.

- With all this in mind, there's no doubt opponents are eying Arizona's Antoine Vermette, with one year left on his contract. At the GM meetings, I asked Don Maloney if he would try to extend him. Maloney wants to, but knows there will be Garden of Eden-level temptation for Vermette.

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Afternoon Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Maybe there is still time to patch up the relationship between O’Reilly and his current employers. And to be sure, Colorado still has enough elite talent in its system to survive the loss of O’Reilly if it happens. However, in a league where the reputation of how a team treats players does matter, the Avalanche are doing themselves more harm than good by picking a fight with a youngster who’s delivered on everything that’s been asked of him.

There are positives to drawing lines in the sand as Colorado is doing with O’Reilly. But that line might also represent the limits of how far the Avalanche can progress by repeatedly testing the loyalty of their best young players.

-Adam Proteau of The Hockey News where you can read more on this topic...

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A New Radio Deal For The LA Kings Plus Season Tickets Sold Out

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,

It is a five-year agreement and the Kings will be the only sports property on KABC, and longtime team broadcasters Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will continue in their positions, play-by-play and analyst, respectively.

Additionally, the Kings already have sold out of season tickets for 2014-15. The team said its season-ticket base is 16,000 and that season-ticket renewal was in excess of 95%. The base number includes partial season-ticket plans; single-game tickets are scheduled to go on sale in September....

For the Kings, the radio deal is novel in that it is a multiyear agreement. Kelly Cheeseman, the Kings' chief operating officer, said in a interview that the team previously "basically paid" to be on radio and that agreements of the past were typically of a year-to-year nature.

There has been a marked change in the business climate from when the Kings first won the Stanley Cup in 2012.

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