The Athletic’s Pronman talks Hronek as he goes ‘around the farms’

The Athletic’s Corey Pronman discussed several NHL teams’ AHL affiliates this morning, as reflected in the progress made by top prospects, and Pronman highlights the play of Filip Hronek:

Detroit: Filip Hronek, D

I went out to watch Grand Rapids to track the progress of Hronek, who has put up a ton of points for a 20-year-old in the AHL. Wings fans are in my inbox/mentions regularly begging for some hope, and while I can give them some, it’s with disclaimers. Hronek is a gifted offensive defenseman, probably the team’s No. 2 prospect, showing great confidence, skill and composure moving the puck and QBing Grand Rapids top power play unit. He does have things to work on, though. He can get a little too cute and turn pucks over, and he has to improve his defense. I’d also like to see him be a tad more explosive.

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