A pair of Friday morning power rankings

This morning we’re greeted by a pair of sets of power rankings, from both the Fourth Period’s Tab Bamford, who earns an optimistic gold star for the following take…

30. Detroit Red Wings: Steve Yzerman is starting to put his fingerprints on the Red Wings’ roster, using his cap space to bring in players and picks to accelerate the rebuild in Motor City. Nick Leddy will bring a veteran leadership to the blueline.

And The Athletic’s Sean Gentille and Dom Luszczyszyn, who are less optimistic about the Red Wings:

27. Detroit Red Wings

Projected Points: 79

Sean’s Bold Prediction: Other than that their points leader has more than two goals? Hmm. There’s not much bolder than predicting the Wings to win a draft lottery, so they’re my pick. Still gonna be a lot of ping pong balls with their name on it.

Dom’s Take: The Red Wings winning a draft lottery after all their years of double losing is too far for me. It’s too bold.

What a cheerful duo.

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