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Red Wings Prospect Rankings: 1-5

As we slowly get though the off-season, why not pass the time with some prospect talk? I recently ranked the Wings 6-10 prospects, and would now like to conclude the second half of that list with 1-5.

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Red Wings Prospect Rankings: 6-10

There’s been a lot of prospect talk lately, as ESPN’s Corey Pronman recently released his top 100 NHL prospects list, as well as each teams farm rankings. The Wings managed to tie for having the 2nd most prospects on the top 100 list with 5, however the highest being at number 60. But how do…

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Analyzing Detroit’s Prospect Pool: Goaltending

Evaluating goaltending prospects can be quite difficult, as almost no goaltenders go in the top 15 of the draft nowadays. Once in a while one will sneak into the first round, and the other top goalie prospects go in the 2nd round. The NHL currently has 8 legitimate starting goaltenders who were drafted in the…

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Analyzing Detroit’s Prospect Pool: Defense

Nick Lidstrom, Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Fetisov, and Larry Murphy are just a few of the great names that have manned the Wings blueline. Today, you will not find one Detroit defender even close to their weight class. Luckily, management has noticed that the Wings biggest weakness currently is the back end, leading them to draft…

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Which Griffins to Keep an Eye on Next Season

The Grand Rapids Griffins, who are coming off a Calder Cup Championship, will be looking to have another strong year this upcoming season. There are a 3 players in particular who should be highly focused on, as all of them will be rookies and this will be an important season in their development. They will…

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Michael Rasmussen Signs 3-Year Entry level Contract

The Detroit Red Wings have signed their 9th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Michael Rasmussen to a 3-year entry level contract. UPDATE: The #RedWings today agreed to terms with C Michael Rasmussen on a three-year entry-level contract. Details: https://t.co/kxW8kXsNJU pic.twitter.com/Ps8asQ0W8Z — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 5, 2017 Rasmussen, a 6-foot-6, 221 pound…

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Analyzing Detroit’s Prospect Pool: Forwards

Is the future bright? For the past decade, Detroit hasn’t had much to worry about up front with stars like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg running the show. But looking ahead, the forward group in terms of prospects (not including Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Andreas Athanasiou) is not looking so good.

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A Look Back At the 2016 NHL Draft

If the Red Wings are going to be able to successfully rebuild on the fly, they’re going to have to do well in the draft. If we take a look at last year’s draft, we can see they took the right steps in accomplishing that. As of right now, this was one of the better…

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6 Red Wings prospects invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase

The World Junior Summer Showcase, which is an evaluation camp to determine the final rosters for the World Junior Championship, will take place from July 28th to August 5th 2017, in Plymouth Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings will have 6 prospects attending this event, representing the nation’s of Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the USA. The…

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Who has the Brightest future in Detroit?

The NHL is becoming a young man’s game. Younger players over the last few seasons have made major impacts on their teams. The Red Wings, who are trying to rebuild on the fly, are going to need to see contributions from their rising stars. Three players in particular have emerged as the future of the…

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Red Wings 2017 Draft Review: Lane Zablocki

The Detroit Red Wings selected right winger Lane Zablocki 79th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. Coming out of the WHL, Zablocki started the season playing for the Regina Pats, but was traded mid-season to the Red Deer Rebels.