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First-round picks Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno, Moritz Seider highlight Red Wings development camp | MLive
Ten of the 11 players the Red Wings selected in this year’s draft will participate, including their three second-round picks: defenseman Antti Tuomisto and wingers Robert Mastrosimone and Albert Johansson.
Taro Hirose and Ryan Kuffner, a pair of free-agent college forwards signed in March who finished with the season with Detroit, will take part.
Other highly regarded prospects at camp include forward Jonatan Berggren, defenseman Gustav Lindstrom and goaltender Filip Larsson.
In addition to Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider, I think I’m most excited to see what Berggren can do at camp. We don’t seem to talk about him a lot because he dealt with a back injury for most of last season. The 33rd overall pick in 2018 definitely has some potential to be a good NHL player.
Also, it should be noted that I’m a bit disappointed that Tag Bertuzzi didn’t get a free agent invitation.
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EvolvingWild’s contract predictions has Meier coming in at a $5.7 million cap hit on a six-year deal, but if you believe he’ll at least stick at that production — and really, there is no reason not to — would a team swoop in and offer between $6.5-$7 million? That would push the compensation to a first-, second- and third-round pick and would be enough to make things uncomfortable for the Sharks.
I’m all for Steve Yzerman signing Timo Meier to an offer sheet.