Pronman’s ‘most interesting NHL prospect to watch’ at Detroit’s training camp is Lucas Raymond

The Athletic’s Corey Pronman posted an article in which he discusses the most interesting prospects to watch as NHL training camps open up next week, and he’s not going with Moritz Seider for the Red Wings:

Detroit: Lucas Raymond, LW, Frolunda-SHL

Why is this not Moritz Seider? Because realistically he’s going to be playing and playing a lot next season for Detroit. Where Raymond fits is more of a debate. He was good in Sweden last season but wasn’t amazing. The skill level for the 2020 fourth pick is off the charts, but how a summer of development changed his strength level will be interesting to see at his first NHL camp. I don’t expect him to make Detroit — although I’m not ruling it out — but with his size and lack of elite speed, I’ll be curious how he looks initially and how far away he seems if at all.

Continued (paywall); Raymond was battling through an elbow injury while he “wasn’t amazing” playing for the SHL’s Frolunda HC last year.

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