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Chelios returns home

Legendary NHL defenseman keeping his options open

by Arthur J.Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MI. - During the Saturday morning session of Detroit's development camp at Centre Ice Arena, an NHL Hall of Fame player returned to the Red Wings after a brief sabbatical.

Chris Chelios was back on the ice, barking out instructions to the Wings' eager prospects who were soaking up every word from one of hockey's greatest players.

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Red Wings re-sign winger Martin Frk

Frk scored Calder Cup-Clinching goal for Griffins in 2016-17

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed right wing Martin Frk to a one-year contract.

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Red Wings announce 2nd annual Hockeytown 5K set for Sunday, Sept. 10

Registration now open for the run/walk that concludes outside Little Caesars Arena; Virtual Race package available for fans unable to attend

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the details for the second annual Hockeytown 5K Run/Walk, presented by Meijer and Powerade. Building on last year's sold-out event, this season's race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., and will finish outside Little Caesars Arena.

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This Date in NHL History

July 18: Red Wings sign Bowman for two years

Plus: Detroit promotes Holland to general manager; Blackhawks name Toews captain

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 18

1997: Two months after winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in 42 years, the Detroit Red Wings make two moves that will help them win three more in the next 11: They sign Scotty Bowman to a two-year contract to remain as coach and promote Ken Holland to general manager. He had been assistant GM.

Bowman guides the Red Wings to the Cup again in 1998 and wins his NHL-record ninth championship as a coach in 2002. After the final buzzer, he puts on his skates and takes the Cup for a lap around the ice. It's his last act before retiring as the holder of NHL records for wins and championships by a coach.

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By The Numbers - Andreas Athanasiou

Speedy forward determined to become topflight two-way player

by Arthur J.Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

In Greek mythology, the god Hermes is the god of speed and is often depicted wearing wings on his sandals.

Detroit forward Andreas Athanasiou may not be a mythical Greek god, but with his blinding speed it's not too far of a stretch to believe he indeed has wings on his skates.

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World's largest, seamless centerhung scoreboard system

5,100 square foot centerhung scoreboard will be largest system in the NHL by viewable area; Full display system in and around new arena includes 13,500+ square feet and 16.5+ million LEDs; Display system is just one of countless fan-focused innovations at Little Caesars Arena

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DETROIT and BROOKINGS, S.D. - July 17, 2017 - Fans attending concerts, shows or sporting events at the new Little Caesars Arena will enjoy state-of-the art video displays designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation. The centerhung system at Little Caesars Arena, the future home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless entertainment and community events, will be more than 5,100 square feet. 

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Team Reset

Red Wings believe pieces in place for return to playoffs

Athanasiou, Larkin, Mantha must take next step; Daley, Witkowski added to roster

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Detroit Red Wings:

The Detroit Red Wings have not gone into a full rebuild while building a new rink.

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Wings' Jeff Salajko: Mrazek maturing, could bounce back like Howard did

Jared Coreau, waiver-eligible this season, could also be in the mix

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. - The Red Wings will have an interesting goaltending situation going into training camp this year.

Jimmy Howard is coming off an injury-plagued but excellent season, Petr Mrazek is in the final year of his deal after an up-and-down season and Jared Coreau is now waiver-eligible after winning a Calder Cup with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

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Coca-Cola signs on as Landmark partner at Little Caesars Arena

Partnership includes designation as exclusive beverage provider of Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theatre, Hockeytown Cafe, plus Red Wings Opening Night and fan experience sponsorships

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Olympia Entertainment today announced that after serving as the official beverage provider at Joe Louis Arena throughout its 38-year history, Coca-Cola has signed on to a multi-year agreement as a Landmark-level partner at Little Caesars Arena. As part of the sponsorship, Coca-Cola will serve as the presenting sponsor for the historic Home Opener at Little Caesars Arena, when the venue opens its doors to the public for the first 2017-18 regular season Detroit Red Wings home game.

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Vili Saarijarvi stands out at development camp

Young defenseman will turn pro along with Filip Hronek, who also turned heads

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. - Although the Red Wings do not use development camp for evaluation, especially for the newest draft picks, they can evaluate whether the older players are following the plans the Wings have previously given them.

So when Detroit officials were asked about players that might have stood out at camp, both Vili Saarijarvi's and Filip Hronek's names came up multiple times, including after Sunday's scrimmage.

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