Dobber Hockey’s Brennan Des posted a list of “Early Season Storylines to Watch” in the Eastern Conference, and, from a fantasy hockey perspective, Des believes that Alex Nedeljkovic may be the most intriguing Red Wings player to watch in the early parts of the 2021-2022 season:
Detroit Red Wings – Good Goalie on a Bad Team
While the Red Wings won’t be good this season, there are a number of interesting fantasy storylines to monitor in Detroit. Will Dylan Larkin bounce back after last year’s disappointing 43-point pace? What kind of opportunity will rookies Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider see? Will Nick Leddy or Filip Hronek be the team’s top power-play defenseman? While those are all compelling stories, I’m most interested to see how Alex Nedeljkovic follows up last year’s incredible showing. I personally think he’ll struggle this season now that he’s playing behind a much weaker team. However, a strong performance from him during these first couple weeks may give me the confidence to snag him from the waiver wire and trust him long term.
Continued; I fully expect Nedeljkovic to struggle a bit early on, but I believe that he’ll settle down and settle in as the season progresses.