In Red Wings Land
Many of the numbers the Wings have compiled so far are frightful:
►The Wings’ 9-26-3 record (21 points) puts them 31st of 31 teams and the 30th team, New Jersey (12-19-5), is eight points better (29) while having played two fewer games.
►The Wings are the only team in the NHL that hasn’t reached double-digits in wins.
►The Wings’ goal differential is minus-68 and the next worst is New Jersey at minus-37.
►For good measure, the Wings are the NHL’s lowest-scoring team (2.16 goals per game) and they’re giving up the most goals (3.92).
Only 3+ months until the NHL Draft lottery!
Speaking of which...
Around the League
Seven seconds - that’s all it took for Alexis Lafreniere to make something out of nothing. June’s consensus No. 1 overall pick picked off a pass and slipped it by Spencer Knight, responding for a shell-shocked Team Canada against its biggest rival.
The Red Wings could really use a player the caliber of Lafrenière. He had a goal and three assists yesterday against the U.S. and played most of the game alongside Detroit prospect Joe Veleno.
Joe Veleno on Alexis Lafreniere: "He can take over the game when he wants to; he's a phenomenal talent, competes hard and hates to lose so it's nice to play w/ guys like that."— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) December 26, 2019