Kulfan talks ‘position battles’

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan delves into the Red Wings’ overabundance of NHL-ready forwards and defenders today, talking about “position battles,” and, regarding the depth positions on defense…

Madison Bowey can’t be sent to Grand Rapids without being available to waivers — and Bowey likely would to be plucked by some team.

Oliwer Kaski, an undrafted college free agent, Dennis Cholowski and Joe Hicketts all could lay claim with a eye-opening exhibition season.

Then, there’s June’s first-round pick, Moritz Seider.

It’s likely Seider will need some time to adjust to North American professional hockey after playing in Germany last season.

But, what if Seider completely impresses this month? Could that land Seider a spot on the Wings, and one of the veterans gets moved?


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