Bored of the World Cup of Hockey’s off day? Want to pay too much attention to hockey with slightly less meaning? Today, Red Wings training camp opens.
Filling the roster this year are three defined teams who will hit the ice for four days in Traverse City, before a preseason opener on Sept. 27 against the Penguins.
Forwards: Louis-Marc Aubry, Mike Borkowski, Mitch Callahan, Colin Campbell, Dan Cleary, Darren Helm, Tomas Nosek, Gustav Nyquist, Teemu Pulkkinen, Riley Sheahan, Givani Smith, Ben Street, Evgeni Svechnikov, Eric Tangradi, Henrik Zetterberg
Defensemen: Conor Allen, Dylan Coghlan, Danny DeKeyser, Niklas Kronwall *, Brian Lashoff, Xavier Ouellet, Robbie Russo, Vili Saarijarvi, Brendan Smith, Ryan Sproul
Goaltenders: Jared Coreau, Cal Heeter, Edward Pasquale
Forwards: Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi, Kyle Criscuolo, Matthew Ford, Martin Frk, Luke Glendening,Tomas Jurco, Matt Lorito, Anthony Mantha, Adam Marsh, Drew Miller, Zach Nastasiuk, Steve Ott, Dylan Sadowy, Dominic Turgeon
Defensemen: Jonathan Ericsson, Mike Green, Joe Hicketts, Filip Hronek, Nick Jensen, Nathan Paetsch, Dan Renouf, Jordan Sambrook
Goaltenders: Jimmy Howard, Jake Paterson
Forwards: Justin Brazeau, Luke Coleman, Jeff de Wit, Alex Globke, Luke Kirwan, Mathew Santos
Defensemen: Matthew Caito
Goaltenders: Stephen Dhillon, Connor Hicks
Seven players: Dylan Larkin, Frans Nielsen, Justin Abdelkader, Tomas Tatar, Teemu Pulkinnen, Petr Mrazek and Alexey Marchenko, all return from
Until then, my money’s on Team Lindsay to win the training camp.
(Editor’s note: that’s not actually how training camp works).