OctoPulse podcast: NHL, Red Wings close to returning, Paul Stewart interview

The Detroit News

Red Wings beat reporter Ted Kulfan talks about the NHL's plans to start the regular season on Jan. 13, the economic impact on Wings owner Christopher Ilitch and ex-NHL referee Paul Stewart discusses his rocky relationship with ex-captain Steve Yzerman.

Here's the highlights from episode 41 of OctoPulse:

1:30: NHL/NHLPA close in on deal

3:20: Christopher Ilitch

5:20: Division alignment

8:50: No fans at Little Caesars Arena

10:30: Paul Stewart interview

32:10: Restricted free agents 

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