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As Athanasiou Sits, Martin Frk Takes Advantage in Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their season on Thursday night at the brand new Little Caesars Arena. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance for the milestone first game (quotes on my Twitter, link at the bottom). As RFA Andreas Athanasiou continues to sit out, forward Martin Frk, drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft (same draft …

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Hicketts, Sulak Impress for Red Wings Despite Back-to-Back Losses

Here’s a double dose of Red Wings recaps for you. On back-to-back nights the Red Wings played pre-season games at Little Caesars Arena. Thursday vs. Chicago On Thursday night, they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Thursday’s lineup was the weakest Detroit had iced all pre-season. The top line consisted of David Booth, Riley Sheahan, and Ben Street. Meanwhile, the …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 3 and Overall Assessments

After the highlights of Day 3, you will find all my individual player assessments. But first, here’s a little snippet of the Team Delvecchio practice.     Joe Hicketts has succeeded and defied the odds at every level of hockey that he’s played at. His intentions are clear this year: to play a game at the NHL level. The small-in-stature …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 2

A lot of content in this recap of the second day of Red Wings training camp. Included in the various practices was another scrimmage (and a shootout). You can see that shootout below, as well as an array of photos from the day’s events, interview videos, quotes, and my observations. #redwings #drwtc Day 2 pic.twitter.com/najmilWn2B — Kevin Sporka – HOHM …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 1 (9/15/17)

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their 2017 training camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and there were some new faces present. Newly acquired defenseman Trevor Daley (signed as a free agent in July), along with veteran NHL forward David Booth (of Shelby Township, Michigan) and P.A. Parenteau, all took part in the first day of the camp. Before we get …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Lane Zablocki: Q&A

I spoke with Lane Zablocki, selected in the 3rd round (#79) of this year’s NHL Draft, during Day 1 of Detroit’s prospect development camp. Born: Alberta, Canada Last Season: Regina Pats & Red Deer Rebels (WHL) Height/Weight: 6-0 / 185 lbs (eliteprospects.com) This interview took place on July 7, 2017. Describe your thoughts being drafted by Detroit. It’s unbelievable, getting …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Reilly Webb: Q&A

I spoke with Reilly Webb, selected in the 6th round (#164) of this year’s NHL Draft, following Day 1 of Detroit’s annual prospect development camp, held in Traverse City, Michigan. Born: Ontario, Canada Last Season: Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) Height/Weight: 6-3 / 198 lbs This interview took place on July 7, 2017. Describe your feelings getting drafted by Detroit? Yeah, I’m …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Kasper Kotkansalo: Q&A

Player profile: Drafted: 2017, 3rd round #71 Last year’s team: Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) Next year’s team: Boston University (NCAA) Describe your thoughts being drafted by Detroit. Well, I kind of knew to expect it. Detroit seemed to be pretty interested in me and I think the interview at the combine went pretty well, but it was a pleasant surprise. …

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High Expectations for Detroit Defensive Prospect Dennis Cholowski

“I had fun last year and it’s good to be back and see everyone again, and see the new guys,” said Cholowski after Day 1 of the Detroit Red Wings’ annual development camp, held at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan. “The procedure’s pretty much the same, and I’m really enjoying it so far.” Expectations are high for the …

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Winning Would Cap Off Roller Coaster Season for Griffins Forward Martin Frk

With Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals set to take place tonight in Syracuse, New York (7:00 ET), the Grand Rapids Griffins are one win away from their second American Hockey League championship. Of all the players on the roster, one player has had a unique journey this season. 23-year old Czech forward Martin Frk did not expect the roller coaster …

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