Khan scouts Luke Glendening

MLive’s Ansar Khan issues a season outlook for Luke Glendening this morning. Glendening has proven to be very useful when he’s utilized as a third or fourth-line center; former Wings coach Mike Babcock may have been reaching when he penciled Glendening in as the Wings’ shut-down center, however.

Anyway, here’s Khan’s season outlook for Glendening:

2019-20 outlook: A fixture among the Red Wings’ bottom six forwards for six seasons, Glendening will continue his grinder’s role by leading or being among the team leaders in hits and blocked shots. He is the team’s top penalty-killing forward and has improved considerably in the faceoff circle, so much so that he takes many draws in the defensive zone.

Glendening figures to center the fourth line but can play the wing, too. He can match up against the opposition’s top center, as can newly acquired Valtteri Filppula.

Glendening can contribute some offense. He didn’t score a goal in his first 51 NHL games but has scored 44 goals in his past 388 games.


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One thought on “Khan scouts Luke Glendening”

  1. So am I allowed to point out a factual error, or is that also considered negative? Haha. Anyway, Khan says Luke was injured for the last 4 games so missed the World Championships…well that’s wrong. Luke played in the World’s this year in Slovakia. Played in 8 games. But in 2016 he left team USA due to injury. So Khan is confused and likely didn’t watch the World’s. As for Glendening…nice 4th liner but he shouldn’t be playing 15+ minutes a night. His possession stats are ugly. Sell.

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