A bit of praise for the ‘sustainable’ Lucas Raymond

DobberHockey’s Tom Collins posted a list of 10 players who should be able to sustain their scoring paces after starting strongly, and Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond made Collins’ list:

2. Lucas Raymond: Raymond is a great example of a coach who puts a rookie in the best opportunity to succeed. How many times do we see a head coach bring a rookie in slowly, putting him on the fourth line to average seven minutes a night and forcing the rookie to “earn” his spot? Then the rookie doesn’t produce and it takes years before they are given a real shot. Despite the great preseason Raymond had, there was still talk he was going to be sent down to start the season. Instead, he was rewarded and made the team. He was immediately put on the top line and top power-play unit, where he continues to stay. His points-per-game may slow up a little, but as long as he is given the opportunity, he could flirt with 70 points. 

Continued; Raymond might not hit 70 points, but if he stays healthy, he’s proven to be a consistent contributor.

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One thought on “A bit of praise for the ‘sustainable’ Lucas Raymond”

  1. I actually think Blashill has nothing to do with Lucas playing in NHL like he would a street hockey game.

    Lucas has so much confidence (a good confidence) that the NHL is only different to him but hockey is hockey, right. He knows he is going to produce offense, knows where he is supposed to be on the ice, etc. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was thinking about hockey before he was born. Lucas is unique and is going to keep his jaw dropping flare for the game. His consistency has me not being too surprised at his level of play with Seider being pretty good right from the start also but in more of a calculating way.

    Then again StevieY may just see players in a different way. His record with drafting, trades, not coaches yet (LOL) is pretty good.

    He is someone like Lucas, it is just Hockey, right.
    Hockey is just hockey for him. The Wings are very happy to have Lucas not Blashill having Lucas.

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