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In Red Wings Land

Here’s who the Detroit Red Wings are watching at NHL combine | Freep

What’s more interesting is who Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings are apparently not watching. One player missing from this article is Vasili Podkoldzin. He was the hot name a few weeks back and things seem to have quieted down. Maybe it’s a smoke screen?

Around the League

FUTURE WATCH: 10 AHL PLAYERS EXPECTED TO BATTLE FOR NHL JOBS NEXT SEASON | The Hockey News

But in the AHL, Zadina showed great promise, and while he didn’t light up the league and was essentially invisible at the world juniors, Zadina still looks ready for the NHL next year. With 35 points in 59 games, Zadina was the second-highest scoring teenaged player in the AHL and he looked good with three points in nine games with the Red Wings, one of the first teams eliminated from playoff contention. He has the skill, now he needs a consistent pace.

Bonus Round

I miss Key & Peele.