Daily Faceoff’s Cam Lewis posted a review of the Red Wings’ offseason moves:
What to expect in 2021-22?
The Red Wings will be an interesting team this season.
As I mentioned earlier, they took a decent step forward in 2021, which was fairly impressive given the injuries they dealt with. If the likes of Bertuzzi, Larkin, and Fabbri return and have healthy years in 2021-22, the Wings will be poised for another step forward.
Another key to Detroit’s ascent is how well their newest crop of rookies perform as they break into the league. Moritz Seider, the No. 6 pick from the 2019 draft, headlines the rookies Detroit will be welcoming to their lineup this season. Other players who could contribute are Joe Veleno, who had a solid five-game cup of coffee with the Wings in 2021, and Jonatan Berggren, who just had a breakout season in the Swedish Hockey League.
Playoffs are obviously a stretch for this group, but another step forward from 2021 is the expectation.