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Red Wings 2017 Draft Review: Kasper Kotkansalo

The Detroit Red Wings selected defensemen Kasper Kotkansalo 71st overall in the 2017 NHL draft. This was one of the better picks made at the draft by Detroit, as the Helsinki native was a very underrated blue liner, coming out of the USHL.

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What the future holds for Givani Smith

Givani Smith who the Red Wings selected 46th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, has run into a problem that will give him a chance at cracking Detroit’s roster on opening night. The problem that he has run into is that he is not eligible to play in the AHL however Detroit management, along with…

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The Importance Of Henrik Zetterberg To The Red Wings

Henrik Zetterberg is the Red Wings best player, there is no doubt about it. But Zetterberg’s value to Detroit is largely overlooked and underrated. When you really look at the grand scheme of things, Zetterberg is just as important to Detroit as Connor Mcdavid is to Edmonton.

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Predicting Who Gets The Final Roster Spot On The Red Wings

Detroit added 2 UFAs on July 1st: defenseman Trevor Daley and although listed as a defensemen, is expected to take up a forward spot on Detroit’s final roster, Luke Witkowski. Assuming Detroit comes to terms with RFAs Tomas Tatar and Andreas Athanasiou this leaves just one final roster spot remaining for the 17-18 season.

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Red Wings 2017 Draft Review: Gustav Lindstrom

The Detroit Red Wings selected 6’2 defensemen from Sweden Gustav Lindstrom 38th overall in the 2017 NHL draft. This was my personal favorite pick of the draft made by Detroit, but many Wings fans were unsatisfied with this selection due to Lindstrom being ranked much lower then where he was selected.

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Red Wings 2017 Draft Review: Michael Rasmussen

The Detroit Red Wings selected the big center Michael Rasmussen from the Tri-City Americans of the WHL 9th overall in the 2017 NHL draft. Going into the draft I wanted them to take the best player available, and, with many quality names still on the board such as Gabriel Vilardi and Martin Necas, my first…