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- The Red Wings’ official website says that the Wings are well-rested and ready to reclaim glory in 2010-11. The site also shares information about a charity skate at Michigan State University that Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller will be participating in this afternoon.
- The Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James says that Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood have a lot to prove this year, and that Dan Cleary should have a good season now that he is pain-free.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports that while it might hinder his ice-time, Abdelkader is a huge fan of the Mike Modano signing, and says that it’s too early to be talking about the Wings winning the Stanley Cup.
- Rory Boylen of the Hockey News has Valtteri Filppula at the top of his list of players he expects to have a big year.
- USA Today reports that former Red Wing Bob Probert’s memoir will hit bookshelves in October.
Here’s a look around the DRW fan blogs:
- Babcock’s Death Stare sums up the Wings’ recent activities.
- Big Red Machine compares the Wings’ 2010 roster and the 2002 roster.
- Bleacher Report shares their season preview of the Wings.
- Nightmare on Helm Street answers some questions posed by MLive.com’s Snapshots.
- On the Wings discusses Dan Cleary’s health problems.
- Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle also discusses the Snapshots round table.
- The Triple Deke disproves any bad thoughts on the Modano signing.