The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan has posted 10 questions regarding the storylines headed into training camp this weekend in Traverse City. Among his more pertinent topics:
4. What’s the health of the defensemen?
Trevor Daley, Jonathan Ericsson and Mike Green all missed substantial playing time last season, especially during the final months.
All three veterans on the final years of their contracts and could be dealt by the February trade deadline.
Still, seeing all three healthy, in the lineup, and contributing to a position group that is quite inexperienced behind them, will be important this month.
6. How does Svechnikov look?
Evgeny Svechnikov, the 2015 first-round forward, missed all last season to knee surgery.
Svechnikov has been unable to secure a full-time NHL job, and it wasn’t definite he was last September before he tore his knee.
Svechnikov will be 23 on Oct. 31. There are recently drafted forwards on their way into the Wings’ organization.
This could be a defining camp, and regular season, for Svechnikov in terms of his standing in the organization.