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Red Wings beat reporter Ted Kulfan and Detroit News assistant sports editor Mark Falkner take a look at coach Jeff Blashill on the hot seat after a 4-10-1 start and former NHL goalie John Garrett talks about playing alongside Red Wings legend Gordie Howe in Howe's final season at age 52 in 1979-80.

Here are some of the highlights of Episode 5 of OctoPulse, taking the pulse of the Red Wings' rebuild in Year 1 under GM Steve Yzerman:

1:50: Jeff Blashill on the 'fragile' nature of the team

3:45: Blashill on the hot seat

6:00: Predators analyst Hall Gill on the Red Wings' defensemen

8:25: John Garrett on playing alongside Gordie Howe

12:20: Howe had 15 goals, 26 assists at age 52

14:40: Howe in the All-Star Game at Joe Louis Arena

18:50: Colleen Howe tells Bill Dineen what she thinks of his lineup

20:00: Lunch with Gordie at the old Lindell AC

23:00: Overtime: Looking at the week ahead

Bonus coverage

OctoPulse Facebook page

Grand Rapids report

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