Of Red Wings-related note this morning:
1. DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examined Trevor Daley’s stats for the 2017-18 season today, and Daley’s “numbers” weren’t tremendous, but I think that a lot of us Wings fans got it wrong in assuming that Daley would be more productive.
Daley’s 38-point season in 14-15 was something of an aberration for a guy who averages 20-25 points.
Anyway, Daley did lead the Wings’ defense in goals, and the hope is that he’ll best his 17 points this past season given his strong stretch run play (unless that was an aberration, too):
9 — Daley led all Wings’ defensemen with nine goals. That is tied for Daley’s second-best career goal total. He also had nine with the Stars in the 2013-14 season. In the 2014-15 season, Daley had a career-high 16 goals. Daley was tied for 31st among defensemen in goals.
7 — In his 15-year career, it had never happened before this past season. Daley had nine goals and only seven assists, the first time he had ever registered more goals than assists in a single campaign. Daley was not the only one on the Wings with that statistic. Gustav Nyquist, Luke Glendening and David Booth also had more goals than assists.
2. And AWood40 posted a clip highlighting Anthony Mantha’s 2017-18 season goals in a 10-and-a-half-minute highlight clip. Here’s hoping that Mantha bests his 24 goals next season: