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In Red Wings Land

What can Red Wings expect at No. 6? Here’s recent history | MLive

There are some pretty solid names on this list that dates back to 2000. There are also some pretty unspectacular names too. However, both defensemen that were taken sixth overall the last 17 years — Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Hampus Lindholm — aren’t too shabby.

I’ve written here before that I think the Red Wings need to take a defenseman. At the moment, I prefer Evan Bouchard. But what if Brady Tkachuk was available at #6? If he really is the elite talent the experts say, then you have to take him, right? Maybe Ken Holland should just stock the cabinet with as much high end talent as possible... regardless of position or need.

Around the League

No need for Maple Leafs to look external for new GM | Sportsnet

Lou Lamoriello is out as Toronto’s general manager, so who will Brendan Shanahan appoint next as the man to run the ship? The likely answer seems to be Kyle Dubas, but that could cost the Leafs there other assistant GM, Mark Hunter.

Bringing this back to Detroit, I’d love to have Kyle Dubas take over for Ken Holland. Sadly, that won’t happen and we’re two years away (maybe more) from having a new GM in Hockeytown.