The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan is examining the Red Wings’ positional depth over the course of a 3-part series of articles, and Kulfan kicks things off with an evaluation of the team’s goaltending position:
With the Red Wings expected to be sellers at the deadline again in the 2019-20 season, and [Jimmy] Howard on a one-year contract, there’s likely a ton of rumors about Howard’s future again.
Howard’s situation will go a long way in determining how the goaltending position will look going forward.
Howard and Jonathan Bernier held the position last season and will do so again beginning in October.
Prospect Filip Larsson will begin his professional career in Grand Rapids, with veteran Calvin Pickard backing Larsson.
Signing Pickard in free agency and establishing some depth in the goaltending position – and a bridge between Howard/Bernier and Larsson – was one of general manager Steve Yzerman’s goals.