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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:

Danny DeKeyser, who's finally filled out his frame to some extent, spoke of his hole-in-one at the training camp golf classic (which yields a 2-year lease on a Porsche Boxter), his off-season's worth of training to improve his body strength, and much more:

Detroit native David Booth suggested that playing for his hometown Red Wings would be a hoot, but in any case, Booth hopes to bring fun back into hockey after two years spent in Russia (sorry for the feedback at the start of the interview):

The assembled press did its best to weasel an interview out of a slightly grumpy Filip Hronek...

Michael Rasmussen was blunt, short, to the point, but he did crack a smile when I asked him whether his head shot went well:

Finally, coach Jeff Blashill discussed the decision to split teams into "NHL" and "AHL/prospect" rosters, his impressions of the first day of training camp, whether the lines used were hints as to what he might employ in the regular season, his take on Andreas Athanasiou and much more:

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What a disgusting media scrum. When Blashill said he was really stoked that this PP unit got to spend 40 minutes together, maybe someone could have asked whether the 82 games they spent together last season was enough to conclude that it wasn’t really working. Can we see something different please? Like maybe guys like Kronwall or Abby or Helm not being included on the PP? He also apparently thinks Dekeyser has some hidden offense in him. LOL. OK Blash. Have your resume ready…

Posted by fatsavage on 09/15/17 at 06:25 PM ET

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Look out GM, the media criticism is coming towards you now!

Posted by ilovehomers on 09/15/17 at 11:11 PM ET

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