Detroit Hockey Now’s Allen ponders five Wings’ potential performances this upcoming season

Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen engaged in an intriguing exercise on Monday afternoon, pondering “best case scenario” and “worst case scenario” outcomes for five of the Detroit Red Wings’ key performers. Here are two of his assessments:

Moritz Seider

Best-case scenario: Wins the Calder Trophy because he plays most of the season as Detroit top-pairing defenseman. He registers 38 points on 10 goals and 28 assists.

Worst-case scenario: You can see that he’s going to be a dominant defenseman, but he goes through some rough patches by trying to do too much. But he still finished with 25 points and he’s a finalist for the Calder Trophy.

Lucas Raymond

Best -case scenario: Dazzling in training camp, wins a roster  scores 15 goals and adds 20 assists playing on Detroit’s second and third lines.

Worst-case scenario: Gets sent down to the Grand Rapids and has some difficulty acclimating to the North American game.  He’s not ready.

Continued, with discussions of Nick Leddy, Dylan Larkin and Jakub Vrana’s potential performances…

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