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WRusco last won the day on November 1 2020

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  1. I'm not down on Wallinder, I just think his ceiling is bottom 4 D. I also like Johansson a bit better. I'm also not down as much as on Hronek as most, I just think he's better on the 2nd line than the 1st. If these prospects all start hitting 2 or 3 years down the road, the Red Wings will have a problem of finding spots for them all.
  2. As always a thoughtful post. Seider. His offence has improved at every level. I believe he will be a true #1 D for a very long time. I can see him as 40Pt+ after a year or 2. Hronek. I don't think his shot is Elite, Good, just no Elite. As far as mistakes, he makes his fair share. But I think it's because he is playing to far up the line up. On the 2nd line with a Good LHD partner (Leddy) he could very well limit his mistakes. I do think Johansson slots higher than Wallinder. Edvinsson. Has a few warts in his game, He works them out I can see him and Seider as a top pair Elite D pairing for many years to come. The rest I really don't know enough about them to comment. 2023-2024 I can see. Edvinsson/Seider Hronek/Johansson Lindstrom/Wallinder Viro I think Nedeljkovic will be fine, I expect his save % will go down and his GA to go up. Cossa. If Detroit can get a real good Goalie coach, he may be the steal of this draft.
  3. I wasn't aware Raymond was already here in NA. Thanks, means he moves forward 1 yr. He still needs to get bigger and stronger, but I can see some games in Detroit this season.
  4. I think you are real close. I think it will depend on the final opening day roster. Raymond. I think 1 more year SHL. Then 22-23 to GR with possible mid season call up. Berggren. Full year in GR with possible 10 games at end of year. May get a call up earlier as an injury replacement. Johahnsson. Should get some callups with DK's injury history.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I think Staal resigns, didn't say it was ideal. He knows the system, the players and coaching staff. Also signaled he would be willing to come back. If he's not resigned than I can see the need for 1Vet,just not an overpaid one. Hronek, that's why I said Vet Lite. He's played 167 NHL games. DeKyser I fully agree on. He should be gone after next season, although with his health I don't see him making a full 82 game season. Stetcher /Cholowski/Lindstrom. This depends on the expansion draft. I would hate to lose Lindstrom. I think he can be decent defensive defenceman on the 3rd line.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I agree to a point. But I believe you can evaluate and develop young D-men with other young D-men. I would try to keep it 2,3 at the most. Currently we have Vet Lite Hronek, Vets DeKyser, and Stetcher and I think Stall stays for 1 to 2 years. With Seider coming up the season that leaves 1 roster spot for Lindstom, Cholowski and possibly McIssac. The idea of having vets as mentors is ok, but when is to many, to many.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I see a 2, possibly 3 yr window of bringing in the young players. I want to see Choloski, Lindstrom, Smith, Svetchnikov, McIssac, and others given a shot to prove if they can make it, or move on. I don't feel the need to bring in older, over paid vets.
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    2/15 GDT - Blackhawks at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    The last 3 games the effort was there. The 1st few games not so much. Not only the power play, but 5 on 5 scoring is terrible. They are getting chances, but cannot finish.
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    1/26/21 - Detroit vs. Dallas 8:30 PM EST

    Nametstnikov's finishing issues are when he looks up, his support has disappeared or has stopped skating.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    I would like to see Lindstrom given a fair chance as a RHD. I liked what I saw in his limited time with Detroit. If he can develope a steady defensive game as a 3rd pair, it's win.
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    2021 Season

    Red Wings Roster https://cms.nhl.bamgrid.com/images/assets/binary/320225112/binary-file/file.pdf
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    2021 Season

    I think Svechnikov may only be an Admin. move. He was injured and missed a lot of training camp, further hurting his development. He needs to clear waivers to go to GR and Steve may want him in GR to 1st heal and then get some meaningful games in GR.
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    2021 Season

    So looking forward to Thursday. Drop the puck.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Zadina may well be a 1st line winger. He has improved every year so far, but he would need to bump Mantha down. Possible, but not likely as Mantha has shown flashes of being a top 10-15 range power forward. So, a tough road ahead. Understood about 3 scrimmages. I want to see Fabbri, Nametsikov and Zadina together for 10-15 games. That will give them time to gel together and give us a good idea of how good they can be. I think Brome has earned a 3rd line roll. He looks to be able to play 2nd line if needed.
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    2021 Season

    I think you have to have 1 Goalie on the taxi squad.