Live: Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper speak with the media post-draft

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman and director of amateur scouting Kris Draper are speaking with the media:

Steve Yzerman said right shot forwards are a concern for the @DetroitRedWings during free agency. Their own free agents will be considered. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 24, 2021

#RedWings #NHLDraft

“i do like these big d-men. but, they have to skate and they have to have skill.”
– steve yzerman— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) July 24, 2021

Steve Yzerman expects both Lucas Raymond & Jonathan Berggren to be at Red Wings training camp. Adds that the plan is to keep Berggren in North America next season. #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 24, 2021

Yzerman confirms no dev camp for the Red Wings, but TC Prospect tournament is in the plans— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) July 24, 2021

Yzerman notes that he hates giving up picks, loves accumulating. Any one of them could turn into a Lidstrom, Fedorov, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, etc.

Still felt that they had options this year to help their young players (Leddy) and trade up to get players they like (Cossa). #LGRW— Ryan Hana (@RyanHanaWWP) July 24, 2021

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