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The Detroit Red Wings’ players assembled at Joe Louis Arena today to take their team picture for the 2011-2012 season, clean out their lockers, in the cases of Jimmy Howard (USA), Justin Abdelkader (USA), Valtteri Filppula (Finland), Jonathan Ericsson (Sweden), Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden), Johan Franzen (Sweden) and the already-departed Tomas Tatar (Slovakia) and Jakub Kindl (Czech Republic), pack up their gear to head over to Stockholm and Helsinki to take part in the World Championships, and to begin the process of taking end-of-season physicals, receiving off-season workout recommendations, and to begin engaging in exit interviews with coaching and management staffs which will utilize the information gleaned from said players to formulate an organizational master plan in terms of attempting to reload the Big Red Machine at the Entry Draft and via trades and free agent signings. The players aren’t exactly stating anything of staggeringly stunning note today—thought Nicklas Lidstro...
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