Of catch-up related note, on a source-by-source basis:
1. According to DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji, Dan Bylsma chose to join the Red Wings‘ coaching staff based upon, among other things, his experience working with Jeff Blashill on Team USA’s World Championship staff;
- MLive’s Kyle Austin notes the following regarding the draft’s TV coverage:
What time and channel?
The first round of the draft will take place on Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m. ET from the American Airlines Center in Dallas and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Rounds 2-7 will take place on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. ET. NHL Network will broadcast Saturday’s portion of the draft.
2. Ansar Khan spoke with Wings director of amateur scouting Tyler Wright regarding the Wings’ desire to draft “up the middle” this year;
3. Matt Wenzel penned an article highlighting 10 Wings games to watch this upcoming season;
4. Khan’s final mock draft = Evan Bouchard and Akil Thomas going to Detroit;
C. Detroit Free Press:
- St. James has the Wings drafting Bouchard and Ryan McLeod in her final mock draft;
- St. James spoke with Holland and Wright regarding the draft;
- And St. James penned an article regarding Bylsma’s hiring.
D. Detroit News:
1. The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan spoke with Tyler Wright regarding the draft;
2. Kulfan penned an article regarding Bylsma’s hiring;
3. Gregg Krupa suggested that the Red Wings need to pick the best player available, regardless of their position;
4. Kulfan suggested that Andreas Athanasiou and Gustav Nyquist may be moved at the draft.
- Bob Duff penned an article in which Evgeny Svechnikov discusses his brother Andrei, who will likely be picked #2 overall by Carolina this evening;
F. Michigan Hockey:
1. Michigan Hockey’s Stefan Kubus penned an article about Dan Bylsma’s hiring;
2. And Michael Caples discussed the highlights of the Wings’ schedule.
1. The Wings may try to snag Philipp Grubauer from the Caps;
2. Mike Green may re-sign, but Green wants 3 years and the Wings are offering 2;
3. The Wings might buy out Xavier Ouellet.