Khan scouts Madison Bowey

MLive’s Ansar Khan offers a season outlook for defenseman Madison Bowey this morning. It’s not certain whether Bowey will start the year with the Red Wings, but Khan believes that the 24-year-old’s waiver status will keep Bowey from being sent to Grand Rapids:

2019-20 outlook: Bowey got an opportunity to play regularly after arriving from Washington and logged a fair amount of ice time due to injuries on defense. A stay-at-home, right-shooting defender with decent size and mobility, he can step into opponent to deliver a solid check. But he’ll be evaluated in training camp and the preseason on how well he moves the puck and his ability to limit mistakes.

Bowey is not waiver-exempt, which could work in his favor if the competition for a roster spot is close between him, Oliwer Kaski and Dennis Cholowski, both of whom can be sent to Grand Rapids without waivers. But, given the health issues of several veterans last season, what are the odds this defense is completely healthy at the start of the regular season? So, expect Bowey, the 53rd overall pick in 2013, to be on the team and quite possibly in the lineup opening night.


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5 thoughts on “Khan scouts Madison Bowey”

  1. Of course he starts the year in Detroit. They aren’t going to risk losing him on waivers when guys like Green, Ericsson, and Daley are highly likely to get hurt.

    By the way, I’ve heard from a source that Kronwall is retiring. He’s like to come to Detroit in September and announce it in person rather than release a statement in the summer when few are paying attention. He thought it was important to properly say good-bye to the staff, doctors, teammates, etc…His media story is no comment, but close friends already know. Ask around George.

  2. So you make the team based on whether you are waiver exempt or not. Sure thought NHL talent would be the 1st factor.

    Blashill really has to leave for the Wings to rebuild.

    Just curious , can Helm, Aby be sent down to GR. I would expect they won’t fill up the Nets a lot more than in the NHL. Maybe Toledo would be better suited for them, LOL

    1. Its called asset management. So let’s say Cholowski outperforms Bowey in pre-season. Is it worth risking losing Bowey, just so Cholowski suits up for game 1? Because by game 5 or 10 or 20…someone like Green, Ericsson, Daley is bound to get hurt. That’s when you can recall Cholowski or whatever kid you think deserves a chance. You can’t just think about today but have to keep a longer-term perspective. We’re not competing for the Cup so who cares if you don’t have your very best roster on Game #1.

      1. So if Bowey can barely play in GR, you keep him at higher $$$ in the NHL.

        That is called asset MISmanagement.

        End of next year, there are no excuses. Let UFAs walk, buyout Aby/Helm, Howard can go, Wings are not winning the Cup anyway.

        Only new players this year, maybe Hronek of Course Ras will stay up to learn how to skate and show some Grit. I have said I watched Ras in the WHL and he looked like a Zombie. Passive and Soft for a big lad

        1. So if everyone is healthy you are willing to lose Bowey on waivers just so Cholowski can play on day 1? Then a week later when Daley or E or Green get hurt we’re going to recall…Lashoff?

          And why would we buy anyone out? So when we’re actually competitive we have dead cap space? You wait it out. Not worried. Yzerman knows what he’s doing.

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