Found August 04, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
While Anthony Mantha and Jake Paterson attempt to make Team Canada's cut at the World Junior selection camp starting today at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility and then shifting to the combined U.S./Finnish/Swedish World Junior summer camp in Lake Placid on Tuesday... The Free Press's Helene St. James continues her survey of the Wings' present and future with someone the team's essentially stuck with in one Johan Franzen and his moderate cap hit belying a massive contract belying massive underachievement-on-the-dollar that Wings fans insist the team should have spent re-signing Marian Hossa, despite eight gabillion and five indications that Rich Winter planned on giving the Wings a long-term discount on his client's services as much as, well, Neil Sheehy planned on doing anything less than waiting things out to ensure that Damien Brunner earns $3+ million per season. In theory, anyway, St. James believes that the Mule can indeed get what he wants-...

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Red Wings overnight report: on Gustavsson’s ‘rebound’ potential and Alfredsson’s acclimation

Following yesterday's theme to some extent, the Free Press's Helene St. James profiles another Swede who's become something of a controversial figure among Red Wings fans in one Jonas Gustavsson, who has a year remaining on a contract that will pay him $1.5 million this upcoming season. Gustavsson obviously had a crappy 2013 season--he battled a chronic groin injury...

Red Wings overnight report: on Ericsson, Ted Lindsay’s Hockeyfest and alumi news

We went a whole day without name-calling, but that may change this morning. The Free Press's Helene St. James continues her series of surveys of Red Wings players with a take on Jonathan Ericsson's relative value to the team... And as far as I'm concerned, Ericsson, who's entering the last year of a 3-year contract that pays him $3.25 million this upcoming season...

Red Wings mid-day news: on Chelios, Datsyuk, Homer to the rafters and the Wings’ blueline

Updated 2x at 2:01 PM: Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news stories: First and foremost, please take note: Chris Chelios's status as a "Fox Sports One" hockey analyst does NOT mark the end of his tenure with the Red Wings. Chelios still wants to work with the team and help mold the team's younger players while working with (and possibly eventualy...
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