NHL.com talks Red Wings and playoffs in the theoretical sense

NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman penned a lengthy column discussing the ways in which the 8 Eastern Conference teams that didn’t make the playoffs can do so this time around. Here’s what Kimelman has to say about the Red Wings:

Why they could get in: A rich crop of prospects, led by [Filip] Zadina and 6-foot-6, 221-pound center Michael Rasmussen, has the Red Wings feeling good about the future. But their present looks good as well, even if Zetterberg isn’t available. Forward Dylan Larkin is an elite playmaker, and forward Anthony Mantha scored a Red Wings-high 24 goals last season at age 23. Forward Gustav Nyquist is a three-time 20-goal scorer and Andreas Athanasiou, who could slide to center in Zetterberg’s absence, is among the fastest skaters in the NHL. Jimmy Howard was solid in goal and the addition of Jonathan Bernier further strengthens the position. The Red Wings play a smart style, can score, and could push for one of the wild card spots in the conference.

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One thought on “NHL.com talks Red Wings and playoffs in the theoretical sense”

  1. Nice to read a positive spin on the Red Wings team. Is it a realistic spin or just wishful thinking? I believe its an honest observation.

    If Blashill gets these guys going on runs out there the right line combinations they may flirt with a Wild Card spot, at least be in it and contending to the end, which will give me something to cheer about.

    Go Wings !

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