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I feel I should add that it was a great pleasure to have Cat join me in DET for this game.  He's a truly great guy, and I am pleased I had the chance to know the real guy behind the avatar.
He's still a fan of the hockey team from Philadelphia.  But, hey, everyone has their idiosyncrasies.

Go Cornell Big Red - County Kilkenny - Go Cats!

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Red Wings sign Dennis Cholowski.  Pretty sure he's in 8th grade.

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Matej Machovsky on a one-year contract beginning in 2017-18.

Machovsky, who participated in the Red Wings’ development camp in July 2016, has spent the past four seasons playing in the Czech Republic’s top professional league for HC Plzen. In 178 appearances since 2013-14, he has compiled a 94-84-0 record with a 2.23 goals-against average, a 0.923 save percentage and 14 shutouts. The 6-foot-2, 187-lb., netminder led the Czech Extraliga in save percentage (0.936) as a first-year pro in 2013-14 alongside a career-best 1.67 goals-against average and six shutouts. In 2015-16, he posted a personal-best 26 wins and ranked eighth among goalies who played in 25-or-more games with a 2.43 goals-against average, while finishing third with a 0.920 save percentage. Machovsky’s club reached the semifinals in the Czech Extraliga playoffs, where he led the league with a 0.932 save percentage. He also represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia but did not see game action. This season, Machovsky owned a 21-25-0 record and improved on his goals-against average (2.25) and save percentage (0.925), while adding two shutouts.

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Detroit signs Czech d-man Sulak

The Red Wings have added some depth on defense.

On Wednesday, the club announced it has signed Czech rearguard Libor Sulak to a two-year, entry-level deal. Sulak, 23, is fresh off representing the Czechs at the World Hockey Championship and, prior to that, spent the last two years playing for Znojmo Orli of the Austrian League.

There, he was named the league’s rookie of the year in 2016, and followed that up with a career-high 10 goals and 28 points in 54 games last season.

It’ll be interesting to see if he can push for minutes in Detroit next season. Currently, the club has six d-men under contract — Mike Green, Danny DeKeyser, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Nick Jensen and Ryan Sproul. Xavier Ouellet is also in the mix, but a restricted free agent.

The Red Wings also signed ’16 first-rounder Dennis Cholowski to his ELC last month, and he played one game for their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.

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DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings management will discuss potential free-agent and trade targets and analyze every player in the organization, as always, during its annual pro scouting meetings this week.

A new topic for discussion is the expansion draft protection list.

The front office will meet Wednesday through Friday in Syracuse, N.Y., which coincides with Games 3 and 4 of the AHL Calder Cup finals between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch.

General manager Ken Holland expects to virtually finalize his list of 11 protected players (seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender) by the end of the week, pending potential moves the following week.

"We have decisions to make on our protection situation," Holland said. "I talked to a number of general managers in Buffalo briefly (last week during the Draft Combine). Everyone was focused on interviewing the kids. This week I'll get on the phone and talk to a few more teams, try to talk to all of the teams in the next week to 10 days."

Teams must submit their protected lists by 5 p.m. on June 17. The Vegas Golden Knights will select one player from each team (each club will lose only one player). Selections will be revealed June 21 during the NHL Awards.

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Glendening underwent successful surgery on his left ankle Monday. His recovery timetable is set at 3-to-4 months.

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Tyler Bertuzzi, AHL playoff MVP.

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Bert's getting a real loooooong look at Training Camp this year. The Red Wings want him up and in a uni ASAP. I like his game, he was one of my favs to watch play in GR this year.

Hopefully the young D works out too (Schetsnikov). The Calder Cup was good experience for the Wings Juniors because it was a really long season. Plenty of extra PT and people watching their game.

Jarred looke decent in goal too... another area that needs some real close attention.

Red Wings rebuilding on the fly... got to love it.

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Per NHL, Red Wings picks this year's draft: Nos. 9, 38, 71 (from FLO), 79 (TOR), 83, (NYR), 88 (CHI via. CAR), 100, 131, 162, 164 (FLO), 193

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every draft is different but you gotta love having all those 3rd rounders.

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The Red Wings' decision to expose Petr Mrazek in the expansion draft over Jimmy Howard just adds to the intrigue for the team going into the 2017-18 campaign.

Vegas might take Mrazek given the 25-year-old's potential, but he's coming off a down season where he posted a 3.04 GAA and .901 save percentage in 50 games. He also comes with a $4 million cap hit, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Golden Knights look elsewhere for their goaltending needs. However, the Red Wings decision to expose Mrazek not only suggests that he's not the clear number one goaltender for 2017-18 - which isn't surprising given the season he had - but also that Detroit might not see him as its goaltender of the future anymore. If the Red Wings were convinced that Mrazek would be their best option in the long-term, then they would have probably protected him over the 33-year-old Jimmy Howard even if Howard was coming off a stronger campaign. As things stand though, Mrazek's future is somewhat murky. Mrazek can become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2017-18

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Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena set to start Thursday, Oct. 5...

Red Wings to host Minnesota Wild in first regular season game at Detroit's new state-of-the-art arena...
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DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the home opener for the 2017-18 regular season, the franchise's 92nd campaign in the National Hockey League, is set for Thursday, Oct. 5 when the Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild. The 7:30 p.m. showdown will mark the first-ever regular season game at Little Caesars Arena, the soon-to-be-opened, state-of-the-art facility located in The District Detroit, a transformational sports and entertainment development which is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions.

The Red Wings have won four-straight home openers, including last season's 5-1 win on Oct. 17, 2016 versus Ottawa, which featured a hat trick by defenseman Mike Green. Detroit holds a 50-31-9-0 record all time in home openers, finishing with a 22-12-2-0 mark during their time at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings have never opened their home schedule against the Wild, but did take on the Minnesota North Stars in 1982-83 (3-3 tie) and 1985-86 (6-5 loss).

Promotions for the home opener and events celebrating the opening of Little Caesars Arena will be announced at a later date. The complete Red Wings 2017-18 regular season schedule will be revealed live on NHL Network on Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m.

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