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General Manager Ken Holland finally had a chance to take some time off this off-season after inking two players to one-year deals last week. The Detroit Free Press reports that he will stop in Oregon to participate in his annual golf trip with some friends before heading home to Vernon, B.C.
In Other News
- Jamie Samuelsson of the Detroit Free Press believes that the Red Wings had a solid off-season if you choose to look at the big picture (and remember that Detroit re-signed Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen before the start of the playoffs). Mike Mouat of the Detroit Examiner takes a look at Detroit’s 2009-10 roster.
- AOL’s FanHouse is ranking the top 50 current NHLers. The complete list has yet to be released, but Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg came in at No. 7 and 8 respectively.
- Snapshots tells us that prospect Tomas Tatar will be allowed to participate in Detroit’s training camp, but will not be allowed to transfer to the OHL where he would play for the local Plymouth Whalers. George Malik also has a couple of translations of interviews with Jiri Hudler as he kicks off his KHL career.
- Want to head to Sweden and watch the Red Wings’ season-opening games? You can purchase a special package from SportsTravel.com and do just that.
- Winnipeg Sun has some photos from the hockey charity event that Red Wing Darren Helm participated in.
- Evan McGrath talked to the Oakville Beaver about his expectations for next season and what he hopes to accomplish at Detroit’s training camp this fall.
- Grand Rapids Griffins’ forward Aaron Downey will host his second annual charity hockey game on August 29 in Shelbourne, Ontario.
- While some media members have speculated the downfall of the Wings as they look to the rising Blackhawks and Blues, Edward Fraser of The Hockey News disagrees and likes the Wings’ chances this upcoming season. The Detroit Free Press believes the Chicago Blackhawks will pose as Detroit’s biggest threat in the Central Division.
- Director John Hughes passed away on Friday. Hughes was a lifelong Red Wings’ fan and directed movie hits like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Home Alone.