Kulfan posts a ‘Meet the Wings’ article; so does Khan

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:

ANDREAS ATHANASIOU: AGE: 24. HT: 6-2. WT: 188. STATS: 71 games, 16 goals, 17 assists, 33 points. ANALYSIS: Given increased ice time in the preseason, Athanasiou was among the most impressive players on the roster. It’ll be interesting to watch if that carries over into the regular season
CHRISTOFFER EHN: AGE: 22. HT: 6-3. WT: 181. STATS (Sweden): 50 games, 7 goals, 10 assists, 17 points. ANALYSIS: The surprise of training camp, Ehn displayed skating ability, defensive know-how, quickness and enough offensive talent to make the final roster.


Update: Here’s more from MLive’s Ansar Khan:


Update: Kulfan also penned previews of each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams:


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.

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