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Top Red Wings Drafts of All-Time – 1983

The‌ ‌speculation‌ ‌comes‌ ‌to‌ ‌an‌ ‌end‌ ‌tonight.‌ ‌Who‌ ‌will‌ ‌Stevie‌ ‌Yzerman‌ ‌snag‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌sixth‌ ‌pick?‌ ‌He‌ ‌just‌ ‌pulled‌ ‌off‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌trade‌ ‌that‌ ‌put‌ ‌a‌ ‌Calder‌ ‌Trophy‌ ‌Finalist‌ ‌between-the-pipes,‌ ‌who’s‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌he‌ ‌isn’t‌ ‌bold‌ ‌enough‌ ‌to‌ ‌try‌ ‌trade‌ ‌up?‌ ‌Or‌ ‌maybe‌ ‌he‌ ‌just‌ ‌stays‌ ‌put‌ ‌because‌ ‌he‌ ‌knows‌ ‌what‌ ‌he‌ ‌wants‌ ‌and‌ ‌knows‌…

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Top Red Wings Drafts of All-Time – 1989

Before beginning our 1989 NHL Entry Draft breakdown, let’s take a second to remember what life was like back before the 90s rolled around. A gallon of gas was 97 cents, a BMW 325 was $21,400, the Gameboy was just released, and the fall of the Berlin Wall meant the Cold War was beginning to…

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Top Red Wings Drafts of All-Time – 1990

As the prospects begin to pick out their suits for Friday’s NHL 2021 NHL Entry Draft (even though I bet most of them have had them picked for months), it felt like the perfect time to reflect on some of the Red Wings all-time draft classes. Will 2021 go down in history? Wings fans are…

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Draft Countdown – #1 – Luke Hughes

As it’s finally time to reveal the number 1 spot, I just want to stress how unbelievably hard this summer’s draft is going to be for Steve Yzerman. For anyone that’s done a few fantasy drafts, when you’re sitting in the middle of the top-10 you have to be so sharp. Your possibilities can be…

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Draft Countdown – #2 – Dylan Guenther

While there have been some amazing players to come out of every league, you’d be hard-pressed to find a major junior league that’s produced more talent than the W. Western Hockey League (WHL) fans have got to enjoy players like Joe Sakic, Mike Modano, Cam Neely, Carey Price, and former Red Wing Brad McCrimmon. The…

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Draft Countdown – #3 – Kent Johnson

As we enter the final leg of our draft prospect breakdowns, I think it’s important to remember that in the end, these are all just kids trying to make their dreams come true. While it’s fun to play armchair GM, we can’t lose sight of whatever impact they make for the Wings or any other…

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Draft Countdown – #4 – William Eklund

We are in the middle of the Stanley Cup Finals, and the fact that Wings fans are more concerned with July 23rd is far from ideal. Critiquing, analyzing, and hypothesizing about potential prospects can be fun, but it ain’t the playoffs. It’s been 5 years since Detroit was in the playoffs, and 13 years since…

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Draft Countdown – #5 – Simon Edvinsson

As July 23rd approaches, we continue our breakdown of some potential Wings picks. While COVID-19 has been tough for everyone, it’s been especially tough for scouting staff members. Shortened seasons have meant less exposure to potential prospects, and combined with the lack of travel, this year’s draft order is wide open. As mentioned before, only…

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Draft Countdown – #6 – Matthew Beniers

The Wings are going to have their pick of the litter if they intend to select a University of Michigan alumnus. Three of the top-10 picks were Wolverines and if any of them land in Hockeytown, their impact will be instantaneous. Today, we do a deep dive into Matthew Beniers. The 18-year-old averaged a point…

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Draft Countdown – #7 – Brandt Clarke

The search for a top-pairing right-shot defenseman has taken on a mythical status in the modern-day NHL. It’s a void that teams are constantly looking to fill, and the likes of Erik Karlsson, Drew Doughty, Dougie Hamilton, and Shea Weber have proven that once you fill it, good things are bound to ensue. And while…

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Draft Countdown – #8 – Chaz Lucius

You have to be good to pull off the name Chaz, and this man definitely is. Lucius honed his skills at Gentry Academy, a school that was founded by his parents to help Chaz’s as well as his brother Cruz’s development. Hockey is clearly in this family’s blood, and come draft day, a lifelong dream…

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Draft Countdown – #9 – Jesper Wallstedt

Carey Price, Marc-Andre Fleury, Andrei Vasilevsky, and Semyon Varlamov are all familiar names for hockey fans because they know you need a good goalie if you ever want to go deep. This is exactly why today’s prospect should be intriguing for Wings’ fans. The Swedish youngster is a talent with a tremendous upside, and let’s…