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Stream- Day 3 Of The Wings’ Training Camp

The crew will be talking Wings live from Traverse City.

Stream starts at 11am ET and can be watched below.

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So many hockey cliches from the crew today.  It is hard to watch/listen to at times.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 11:06 AM ET

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Vrana is at the rink.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 11:21 AM ET

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from Ehtan Sears of DetroitRedWings.com,

When Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman spoke to reporters ahead of training camp, he made sure to note the physical growth of Joe Veleno.

“I don’t know if you had a chance to see him but he’s pretty fit,” Yzerman said. “Like, he’s thick.”

Indeed, Veleno is listed at 206 pounds, up from 198 previously, and Yzerman is far from the only one to notice.

“The physical gains are undeniable,” Blashill said. “He’s really made himself a man. He’s turned his body into a pro body, into an NHL body. He’s way bigger and stronger than he was two years ago so he can hold onto the puck, he can defend down low.”

Added Moritz Seider, who played against Veleno when both were in Sweden last season: “It’s hard to get him off the puck. It’s really cool to see.”

After playing five games at the end of last season, the 21-year-old Veleno is competing for a roster spot in camp. Yzerman said that for young players, his emphasis will be on making sure they play enough minutes each night to develop, whether it be in Detroit or in the minors.

“I had (Yzerman) when I was in Tampa, when I was in Syracuse,” Adam Erne said. “He made sure that as a young player, when I was playing in Syracuse, I was playing a lot of minutes and developing.”

Carter Rowney and Mitchell Stephens, both new acquisitions, are battling for the fourth-line center spot as well, and have considerably more NHL experience. Still, Veleno is managing to impress.

“He’s a great kid,” Erne said. “He works hard, he’s a really good skater and plays good at both ends of the ice. He looks good in camp so far.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 11:29 AM ET

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Stream is over, should be archived shortly.

Stream start tomorrow at 11:40am, Red and White game will be streamed at noon.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/25/21 at 11:32 AM ET

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Yzerman said. “Like, he’s thick.”


Seriously, though, a great majority of the NHL players are in absolute physical peak.  If they were to participate in Crossfit Games, I’m pretty sure they’ll just run over everyone.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/25/21 at 02:18 PM ET

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