Away from the ice, the soap opera "The Young and the Contractless" continues to taste center stage. Some reporter suggested Turris has demanded a trade, which he promptly denied, saying he doesn't want to say anything more. Good luck on that.
Brown will sit tonight, as Formenton suits up for his first NHL game. He'll be the youngest player in franchise history (although Billy Gilmour of the original "Silver Sevens" was 17, and won the Cup before turning 18).
Tonight's opponents are almost universally expected to finish at or near the bottom of the Atlantic (the division, not the ocean). Despite that prediction, the Red Wings find themselves tied for top after beating the Wild in their home opener.