Just like the NHL, junior leagues are in full swing, which makes for a great opportunity to check in on how some Wings prospects are doing! Every month I’ll be diving in and taking a look at 3 players currently having success and 3 players having struggles.
If you missed my 1-5 rankings, I highly suggest you go ahead and read that first before moving on to the conclusion of my preliminary rankings. The following will be rankings 6-15 with a quick description of the player, and the remaining 16-31 will be listed afterwards.
We have trades! The first of two being Ryan Sproul to the New York Rangers for Matt Puempel.
Isn’t it ironic? Andreas Athanasiou is as fast as a bolt of lightning on the ice, but as slow as molasses in contract negotiations. Well, the wait is finally over as the Wings have signed Athanasiou to a 1-year deal worth $1.387M.
“1, 2, 3 LETS HAVE FUN!” Admit it, you probably spent a good hour laughing after watching that hilarious video for the first time. Now, try to imagine that 13-year old kid referring to himself as “D-Boss” as the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings. Out of context, that probably sounds like I’ve been…
2018 draft eligible prospects draft years are in full swing, which makes it a perfect time for preliminary rankings! We’ll cover the top 31 prospects with details on the first 15. This specific post will have an in-depth look at the top 5, and will then be followed with the remaining rankings. Also, while I…
Tick tock… tick tock… tick tock. As we’ve waited all off-season for RFA Andreas Athanasiou to come to terms on a new contract with Detroit, things only seem to be getting worse.
The newest member to the Detroit Red Wings organization, is 19-year old goalie Kaden Fulcher. The Brigden, Ontario native was invited to the Wings camp and made a good enough impression to earn himself a 3-year entry level contract.
The regular season is less than a week away and Michael Rasmussen still finds himself on the Red Wings roster. Because of this, there has been some chatter about him possibly making the opening night roster and getting a spot on the full-time roster, or at least a 9 game tryout. Yes, Rasmussen has played…
The Detroit Red Wings have assigned their top pick in 2016, Dennis Cholowski (20th overall) to the WHL.
With training camp now complete and the preseason underway, the Red Wings still find themselves in a cap crunch. GM Ken Holland has already stated that he expects to make a trade to become cap compliment. Andreas Athanasiou, still being an RFA and considering offers in Russia, is not making the situation any easier.
One of Detroit’s brightest young stars, Dylan Larkin, will require a contract extension as his entry-level contract expires next season. With the Wings already being in a cap crunch, it would be smart to start predicting what this extension could look like, so the cap can be managed accordingly.