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Red Wings Select Moritz Seider 6th Overall At 2019 NHL Entry Draft

For a rebuilding team, draft day is always an important day in franchise history. After another lottery division season, the Detroit Red Wings landed with the 6th overall pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. As one of his first moves as General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman selected Moritz Seider at…

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #1: Jack Hughes

Last but certainly not least! Jack Hughes of the USNTDP comes in as my number one rated prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft. After a tight race with Kaapo Kakko, Hughes lands at the top of my board because of his superstar upside. While this pick over a sure thing in Kakko is risky, you…

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #2: Kaapo Kakko

Finnish hockey has seen a great boom in top-end talent over the last decade. Star players like Sebastian Aho, Aleksander Barkov, Patrik Laine, Mikko Rantanen, among others, are being produced out of the newest hockey powerhouse. They have more coming in Anton Lundell, Aatu Raty, and Brad Lambert in future drafts. But the next great…

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Wings Nation 2018-19 Player Review: Martin Frk

Gone are the days where we look at Martin Frk in awe and hope that his mean slap shot will stun goalies in the NHL. Frk has not had an easy road. After winning the Calder Cup with the Grand Rapids Griffins, he was hoping that he’d be NHL bound to quarterback Detroit’s power play….

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #3: Alex Newhook

Sometimes you just have to admit you were wrong, and that is especially true in this business. No player was more overlooked by myself than Alex Newhook, a Canadian-born center playing in the BCHL. Players will naturally rise and fall over the course of the year as they continue to reveal who they really are….

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #4: Matthew Boldy

When you think about this years USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team, the first name that comes to mind for most fans is probably not Matthew Boldy. Hell, he might not even be in the top five. Playing on a team with so many top-end players like Jack Hughes, Trevor Zegras, and Alex…

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #5: Bowen Byram

After being spoiled with an abundance of defensemen taken in the top-ten just a year ago, the 2019 draft class holds only one prized blue-liner worthy of such a high pick: Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants. Quite simply, the best defensemen in the draft, and it’s not particularly close. Back in December, I would…

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The Winged Wheel Podcast – Final Mock Draft – June 19th, 2019

Draft day is almost here, and we’ve made it to the final pre-draft episode. Tune in to hear the Winged Wheel Podcast’s final mock draft predictions, breakdown of draft rumors, and the rest of the insanity in the world of hockey. Go to wingedwheelpodcast.com to find out all the ways to listen to the show,…

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #6: Dylan Cozens

No player up for the 2019 NHL draft has a better story following them then Dylan Cozens of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Cozens hails from Whitehorse of the Yukon Territory. For those not familiar with Cozens’ home province, it is a remote area of Western Canada, with the closest NHL club being a 23 hour drive…

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile #7: Peyton Krebs

Before every prospect profile I write, I take one last glance at my notes on a draft eligible prospect, just to refresh myself on how my thoughts on the player have progressed over the year. This little nugget in particular stood out to me as I overview my thoughts on Peyton Krebs: January 28th, Krebs…

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2018-19 Player Review: Christoffer Ehn

Next up on our Red Wings player review series is Christoffer Ehn, the fourth line center who broke into the NHL as a rookie for Detroit in 2018-19. Let’s take a look at his season in review: