Of Red Wings-related note in the “smaller stories” category:
- The Grand Rapids Griffins posted a clip of Red Wings prospect and likely Grand Rapids Griffins forward Chase Pearson speed-talking his way through a minute-long interview:
2. According to the Detroit News, the latest set of Stanley Cup odds coming from a sports betting organization suggest that the Red Wings will be hard-pressed to make a playoff run this upcoming season:
SportsBetting.ag released its over/under numbers for NHL point totals next season Tuesday, setting the Red Wings’ points at 75.5. That’s a slim 1.5 points more than last season, when Detroit finished 32-40-10 with the fourth-fewest points in the NHL.
Only two teams — the Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators — are projected for fewer points than the Red Wings, according to SportsBetting.ag.
What’s more, the Red Wings’ odds to win the Stanley Cup also have grown longer since the NHL draft and, more importantly, free agency, according to the sportsbook. The Red Wings’ odds have gone from 66/1 on June 13 to 100/1 — longer than any other team except for the Senators.
3. Finally, the Red Wings are counting down the days, hours and minutes until the 2019-2020 season begins: