Darryl Dobbs, a.k.a. “Dobber” from Dobber Hockey, discusses the preseason stock of over a dozen NHL rookies, including two members of the Red Wings organization:
Kirill Tyutyayev, DET, Up: The 21-year-old didn’t get any points in three preseason outings, but the coach and his teammates were raving about his performance in training camp. The Wings took a flier on him in 2019, using their seventh-round pick. So he was on nobody’s radar. But now he’s on mine. I don’t expect him to make the team next year or even the year after, but I’ll be watching his progress now with great interest and if he continues on this path then I don’t see why he can’t be a solid fantasy own when he’s 24.
Lucas Raymond, DET, Up: He went into camp 15th on my Fantasy Prospects List. He ends camp at No.4. Pretty much tied for third, in fact, with Alex Newhook. Raymond dominated. Was clearly Detroit’s most prolific player. Today we find out of he makes the team and there is actually some speculation that he may not (???). If he doesn’t make the team, then we know that Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings are all in for ‘Pain for Shane’.
Continued, and no, if Raymond doesn’t start on the team, the Red Wings will not be tanking.