The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan has posted an article-via-photo-gallery in which he breaks down the Red Wings’ roster on a player-by-player basis:
Update: Here’s more from MLive’s Ansar Khan:
Position: Right wing
2017-18 stats: GP: 68, G: 11, A: 14, PT: 25
Contract: One year at a cap hit of $1.05 million.
Update: Kulfan also penned previews of each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams:
DETROIT RED WINGS
Coach: Jeff Blashill.
2017-18 record: 30-39-13 (73 points, 5th)
2017-18 leaders: G-Anthony Mantha, 24; A-Dylan Larkin, 47; W-Jimmy Howard, 22
Pressure is on: C Larkin — If the Wings are going to surprise in the standings, Larkin must continue to build upon a breakthrough year last season.
Rising star: C Michael Rasmussen — Center, wing, it doesn’t matter. Rasmussen appears to have the mental makeup and physical gifts to be a fine NHL player for a long, long time.
Skinny: The loss of C Henrik Zetterberg (back) will be felt on and off the ice. The key this season is making sure the bushel full of prospects continue growing into bona fide NHL players.