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The Daily: We’re Sorry, Miggy; DeBrincat to Red Wings Talk Heating Up

Would Sens trade sniper to division rival?

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Does an Alex DeBrincat to the Red Wings deal make any sense?

There’s been projections about Alex DeBrincat coming to the Detroit Red Wings ever since speculation first began that the Ottawa Senators might be looking to move the high-scoring winger.

Putting the pieces together, TSN director of scouting Craig Button makes a compelling case as to why DeBrincat to the Red Wings makes perfect sense.

“Alex [DeBrincat] has proven to be a very good goal scorer in the National Hockey League,” Button noted. “And when you look at the Detroit Red Wings . . . they have a prospects list that is really deep.”

That’s true. But it’s also true is that the Senators and Red Wings are both situated in the Atlantic Division. Going forward as both teams develop their burgeoning prospect pools, it would be surprising to see each club grow into contenders for the division title. That being the case, does Ottawa really want to trade an elite goal scorer to a division rival?

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Red Wings Offseason

It turns out that Detroit Hockey Now . . . well, me specifially, owe Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera an apology. Yesterday, I wrote that Cabrera was off target with his shot to conclude the Red Wings-themed home run celebration following his first dinger of the season.

Upon further review, Miggy didn’t miss the net. He picked the corner. His shot leaked through a hole in the twine just inside the post. The Red Wings turned Cabrera’s first-ever hockey shot an even more memorable moment by adding a play-by-play call of the tally from Ken Kal, the club’s radio voice.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: When he heard that Vegas was hiring his old coach Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron was making the bold prediction that the Golden Knights would be winning the Stanley Cup.

Buffalo: Five defensemen that the Buffalo Sabres could make a move for in the trade market.

Florida: Matthew Tkachuk playing on for the Florida Panthers through a fractured sternum was an impressive performance.

Montreal: When it comes to signing free agents, the Montreal Canadiens should proceed with caution.

Islanders: Pierre Engvall was making a name for himself with the New York Islanders.

Philadelphia: Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne is the new GM of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.

Pittsburgh: Will the Pittsburgh Penguins be buying out forward Mikael Granlund?

Washington: These three free agents all have ties to new Washington Capitals coach Spencer Carbery.

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Colorado: A sneak peek in the early stages of rehab for Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Chicago: Here are some contracts that the Chicago Blackhawks could take on in a deal.

Nashville: Yaroslav Askarov, goaltending prospect for the Nashville Predators, is switching agents.

Calgary: Former star player Jarome Iginla is joining the Calgary Flames as assistant to GM Craig Conroy.

Los Angeles: Was the selection of Alex Turcotte in the NHL entry draft a bad pick or just bad luck for the Los Angeles Kings?

San Jose: Is there a buyout that might happen among the San Jose Sharks players?

Vegas: Kelly McCrimmon, GM of the Vegas Golden Knights, was offering updates on the status of Robin Lehner and Ivan Barbashev.