Sportsnet’s Bourne notes that the Ducks and Wings are ‘watchable’

The Red Wings have been particularly entertaining to watch over the course of their first 21 games, and Sportsnet’s Justin Bourne took note of the fact that the Red Wings and Ducks have made particular improvement in the “you can watch the teams and not be bored” category in his “Five quarter-mark thoughts“:

2. The Ducks and Red Wings are legitimately better teams

Even with records of just over .500 in their past 10 games, both of these teams have shown enough speed and skill and improvement to make me believe they’re legitimately better. Oh weird, adding dynamic, exciting stars at both forward and defence helps, who knew?

Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider, to go with Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale, are among the handful of names I’m most excited about adding to the NHL this season. Zegras is italicized nasty out there, and Raymond is a dynamic offensive force, too. The first step in a rebuild is going from awful to watchable before becoming “good” and both of these teams are watchable now, thanks in large part to these four names.


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