Down Goes Brown talks ‘bizarro’ offseasons, including Detroit’s

The Athletic’s Sean “Down Goes Brown” McIndoe discusses the Eastern Conference teams’ off-seasons as ranked by their “bizarre” natures, and he has this to say about the Red Wings:

Detroit Red Wings

The offseason so far: The Wings didn’t do much to remake the roster, bringing back Valtteri Filppula and saying goodbye to the retiring Niklas Kronwall. None of that really matters all that much, because the big news is that Steve Yzerman is back and ready to use his Jedi skills to rebuild the roster.

But their strangest story was: Taking Moritz Seider a dozen or two spots ahead of where most of the draft boards had him, in what was easily the biggest surprise of the first round. Nice bow tie, though.

Bizarro-meter ranking: 6.1/10. After two decades, it’s going to take some time getting used to talking about the Red Wings without mentioning Ken Holland. But Yzerman’s return just feels right.

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