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The preseason starts tonight when the Wings head to rival Pittsburgh’s new arena, and we’re here to give you all the updates from training camp that a Red Wings fan could ever need.
- The Red Wings’ official site recaps the Wings’ annual Red and White game, where Jordan Owens made a name for himself. The DRW site also discusses Kris Draper’s injury, and Drew Miller’s hard work throughout camp.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press says Brendan Smith is showing off his skills in Traverse City, and that new Wing Ruslan Salei will be a solid addition this season.
- The Detroit News’ Ted Kulfan writes about Jakub Kindl’s development, and he reports that coach Mike Babcock was pleased with the Wings’ final scrimmage.
- Ansar Khan says that Mattias Ritola is aware of what he needs to do to land on the Wings’ opening-night roster, and that Salei and Mike Modano will make their Red Wings debut in Pittsburgh tonight.
- FoxSportsDetroit.com’s Dana Wakiji talks about the competitive nature of the Red and White Game, and that Darren Helm is keeping his eye on Modano.
Here’s what some Wings bloggers are saying about training camp and the Wings’ chances this season:
- Bleacher Report says Wings or Blackhawks – who gets to talk more smack?
- Eight Legged Freaks talks about Andreas Lilja’s trip to San Jose.
- Fright Night at the Joe discusses some European hockey.
- Hockeytown Static talks about hockey returning to Detroit.
- Motown Wings shares the news…meet Henrik Zetterberg tomorrow!
- Nightmare on Helm Street checks out who the Penguins are dressing tonight.
- Octopus Thrower talks about Draper’s injury.
- On the Wings discusses the Red and White Game.
- Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle looks at Jimmy Howard’s upcoming season.
- Winging it in Motown weighs in on the game tonight.