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Five Questions About Five First Rounders in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Griffins will be fun to watch. They also look like they will be one of the strongest teams in the American Hockey League (AHL). The keys to that future success are the five first-round draft picks of the Detroit Red Wings, all since the 2015 draft. Evgeny Svechnikov is the elder of…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #3 Joseph Veleno

The 2018 NHL draft provided gift after gift for the Detroit Red Wings. After a bit of a shock fall to six, Filip Zadina was set to be the value pick of the first round. That was until the Detroit Red Wings seemed to outdo themselves. With the 30th overall pick, they selected Joseph Veleno….

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #8 Albin Grewe

A potential third-round steal, Albin Grewe (pronounced Gree-veh) is a feisty, hard-nosed player that has the offensive skillset that can help make him a unique commodity in the NHL one day. Despite being just 5’11” the Swedish forward is a bowling ball on the ice. He isn’t a perfect player by any means, and we…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #14 Antti Tuomisto

The first of three selections in the second round, Antti Tuomisto is a big-bodied, puck-moving defenseman. The 6’4″ blue-liner is skilled with the puck on his stick but is a bit of a project player. He has some obvious flaws that could prevent him from reaching his full potential should they not be addressed. The…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #17 Albert Johansson

With three second round picks in the 2019 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings were able to add a solid stable of prospects to their growing stockpile. The third of those choices was left-handed defenceman Albert Johansson. The Swedish blue-liner is an effective puck mover and a fluid skater who played primarily at the SuperElit…

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A Complete Optimization of the Red Wings Lineup Based on WAR

A couple of weeks ago, fellow WingsNation writer Tom Mitsos wrote about what the opening night lineup could look like come October in comparison to what it looked like the year prior. The results were mixed. Yes, there was an improvement from last year’s opening night roster but it wasn’t going to be a huge…