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With training camps about a month away, the first installment of NHL power rankings have made there way out. Sports Illustrated’s Allan Muir tabbed Detroit for the No. 3 ranking behind only Pittsburgh and San Jose while MaxHockey.com placed the Red Wings in the No. 4 slot. But what do our readers think? Would you rank the Red Wings higher than that or do you think their rankings are fair assessments of the squad? Tell us in the comment section!
In Other News
- The Wings’ HockeyFest kicks off on August 28 from 3-10 p.m. EDT for a special session for fans facing economic hardship and then on Saturday from 1-10 p.m. EDT for the general public. The interactive fan experience will showcase Q&A with players and management, including appearances from Jason Williams, Dan Cleary, and Kris Draper.
- DetroitHockey.net speculates as to which numbers the new Wings will wear on their jerseys this year.
- Mike Mouat of the Detroit Examiner posts his scouting report for defenseman Brad Stuart.
- While some pre-Olympic camps have opted for primarily off-ice meetings, USA Hockey will have a light workout for their players, including defenseman Brian Rafalski, who should be in the Chicago area today as camp starts tomorrow. The workout needs to be heavy enough to provide players on the bubble to try to prove themselves, but light enough to reduce the chances for injuries.
- George Malik of Snapshots addresses the Todd Bertuzzi rumor and talks about why he thinks it doesn’t make much sense to him.
- Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle ranks their top ten Red Wings’ videos on YouTube — all ten are definitely worth a watch.
- For those of you hoping that the Wings would sign Vaclav Prospal, he inked a deal with the New York Rangers. Speaking of the Rangers, Mark Messier rejoined the franchise as a special assistant to president Glen Sather. He will travel to Traverse City to watch his team participate in the Wings’ prospect tournament there next month.
- Canes Country has a list of the odds of various NHL teams winning the 2010 Stanley Cup, which the Wings lead with 4/1 odds.