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Audio from the third day of Red Wings training camp ‘16: Jensen, G. Smith, Ott, DeKeyser & Blashill

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings took part in a complicated set of drills at today's third and final training camp sesson. Tomorrow, the Wings will hold a "Red vs. White Game" at noon, and on Tuesday, the exhibition season begins with a home game against Pittsburgh.

After a grueling set of practices that involved "skating tests" at the end of practice, the assembled media spoke with an ecclectic set of players.

Nick Jensen discussed "trying out for all 30 teams" if he's not able to make the Red Wings roster and is subjected to waivers, and Jensen spoke very confidently regarding the assets he brings to the table:

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Rosters announced for ‘Red vs. White’ game

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Here are the rosters for Monday's Red vs. White game at Centre ICE Arena (12 PM EDT start):

Matt Ford will also play for the white team.

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The Ashes Of Gordie Howe Are Home

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Open Post- Team Europe vs. Team Sweden In World Cup Semi-Final Action

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Team Europe meets Team Sweden with the puck dropping just after 1:00pm ET on ESPN, CBC and TVAS.

The winner moves on the face Team Canada in a best of three series which starts on Tuesday night.

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Clarke MacArthur Helped Off The Ice After A Possible Blindsided Hit

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Citizen,

After missing most of last year with post-concussion syndrome, the Senators forward had to be helped off the ice by his teammates after taking a huge hit from blueliner Patrick Sieloff during a training-camp scrimmage on Sunday morning.

MacArthur was down in the corner and was unable to leave without assistance from his teammates. Given his history with concussions, there are concerns about his career. This wasn’t a good sign and MacArthur didn’t return to the scrimmage.

It appeared to be a blindside, ugly hit by Sieloff, a defenceman.

So upset was Senators winger Bobby Ryan with Sieloff, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames in the deal for Alex Chiasson this summer, they dropped the gloves near centre.

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Picture of MacArthur being helped off the ice is below...

added 12:32pm, video of the hit is below too....

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Video- Three Minutes With Andreas Athanasiou

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

via Fox SportsDetroit YouTube channel,

Ken Daniels catches up with Red Wings speedster Andreas Athanasiou.

 

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Will Last Year’s Playoff Experience Help The St. Louis Blues?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

“As a team being able to experience that, we’ve had a core here that’s been here for a while now but we’ve never been able to push through like we did last year,” Kevin Shattenkirk said. “To finally break through like that was again another learning experience, another eye-opening lesson for us to know that it only gets harder each round you go.”

The Blues ran out of gas in the conference final. They appeared exhausted after playing grueling seven-game series against the Blackhawks and Stars.

If they had closed out each series in six games against the Blackhawks and Stars, you have to believe that a different, stronger, faster, fresher Blues team would have eliminated the Sharks in the conference final.

That argument, however, is impossible to prove. Heck, it might even be silly to bring it up. But you definitely have to wonder, don’t you?

Whatever the case, the majority of this Blues roster no longer has to wonder what it takes to push through three grueling rounds to reach the Stanley Cup Final.

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Canada/Russia Has Lost Its Luster

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Six years later and almost everything but the result has changed.

The walk into the Air Canada Centre Saturday felt nothing like walk into the Olympic Arena in Vancouver in 2010. The feel in the rink, the feel in the city, the feel in the country. Just not the same.

That old feeling, that same old tension, just wasn’t found. The combination of nerves, fear and excitement wasn’t there. It isn’t something you can necessarily invent. It happens quite naturally, builds on its own, leaves your stomach searching for something to settle it.

The result was the same — Team Canada outplaying, outshooting, outscoring Team Russia in a matchup that is no longer for the ages. The days of Canada-Russia meaning something extraordinary are over. The disparity in talent between the two nations is too wide.

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How The Winnipeg Jets May Handle The Jacob Trouba Trade Request

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

It's obvious Cheveldayoff isn't going to trade Trouba to the next GM who calls, even though the demand has gone public.

And Trouba is bang-on.

There are plenty of teams in the NHL who would like to bring a talented right-handed shooting defenceman on board.

All the Jets need to do is find a team willing to part with a suitable package and have the money available to pay Trouba what he and his agent believe he is worth.

As a draft-and-developing team, losing the prime years of Trouba's career is a blow for the organization.

That's why the Jets won't be shy about waiting a little longer to make a deal that makes sense.

If the request was made in May, you can be sure plenty of teams have called with an offer.

Getting fair market value for a player who has publicly declared he wants out can be a challenge, but Cheveldayoff has an attractive asset in his possession and he's going to try and get as much back for Trouba as he can.

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Bill Foley Wants A Minor League Hockey Team In Las Vegas Too

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Foley has had preliminary discussions with AHL president Dave Andrews and team senior vice president Murray Craven is overseeing the process by which the farm team will be established. It is expected to cost Foley around $5 million to join the AHL if he opts for his own team, far less if he partners with another NHL team early on. Foley paid a record $500 million to join the NHL after the league awarded him his franchise on June 22.

“It’s like building another team from scratch, only cheaper,” Craven said of a start-up AHL team.

Foley said he is contemplating sharing an affiliation at the start, then eventually going his own way once Las Vegas has enough players to stock its own roster and that of whatever ECHL team it eventually ties into. Foley has had extensive talks with an NHL team — he wouldn’t say which — about sharing the AHL affiliate for 2017-18. He did say the NHL team he’s considering doing business with owns its AHL team.

In that case, it’s likely the Ontario Reign, which is owned by AEG, the company that owns the Los Angeles Kings. Or it could be the San Diego Gulls, a team owned and operated by the Anaheim Ducks. Foley has forged friendships with the ownership of both the Kings and the Ducks. However, the other six AHL teams that play in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division are also owned by their NHL affiliates.

“We’re still trying to figure out what we want to do,” Craven said. “The choices (for expansion) aren’t that numerous.”

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