Khan: Wings’ first-round picks are defensively oriented

MLive’s Ansar Khan penned a late-night article discussing the Red Wings’ first-round selections, Simon Edvinsson and Sebastian Cossa, noting that the Red Wings’ emphasis here is on improving their team’s defense:

The Detroit Red Wings went big during the first round of the draft Friday, with a focus on preventing goals against.

The Red Wings selected 6-4 left-shooting defenseman Simon Edvinsson with the No. 6 pick and 6-6 goaltender Sebastian Cossa with the 15th pick, after trading up from 23.

“I think it’s imperative to have a good defense to win championships ultimately,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said. “You’re not winning without a good goalie; you’re not winning without a good D corps. Once you are a solid defensive hockey team, you’re going to be competitive. You can win a lot of nights. Over time you can add to the offense.”

Khan continues

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5 thoughts on “Khan: Wings’ first-round picks are defensively oriented”

  1. So who do we go after in the second day. Logan Stank oven intrigues me but Aatu Raty Is a decent size center. Or Francesco Pinelli is as well. Who do you like George?

  2. I am going to cheat a bit,LOL. I go with who ever Stevie Y has got in his head. Wings draft picks by StevieY have been prettygood and somewhat exciting. This is a lot different than Holland as his stay with the Wings neared its END. I will say that too many picks were trade away for questionable players. No matter how thw the picks ended up in his head, he takes responsibility. This made me very uneasy (actually Terrified) with his picks.

    AS I have said StevieY’s picks are and will be more in number and actually exciting. Yesterday was no different.

    Today should bring some off the norm but interesting picks.

    Will see as the picks develop, so far so good!

    Can’t wait to see the names come out!

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