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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings have chance to boost rebuild in draft. Here’s how | Freep

Go for a goalie

The top goalie prospect in the organization is Filip Larsson, a sixth-round pick from 2016. He is expected to compete for the starting job in Grand Rapids next season. The Wings have a chance to add a very good goalie prospect in this draft. Spencer Knight (U.S. National Team Development Program U18) is the top-rated North American goalie, but if he’s not available, the Wings should consider Mads Søgaard. The 6-7 Dane has spent the past two seasons in North America, starring this past season for Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League, where he had a 2.64 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 37 games.

I haven’t really thought about Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings drafting a goaltender. No arguments from me if they want to do that with one of their three 2nd round picks. It would be cool if Knight made it to #35. If not, that Søgaard guy sounds good to me. He’s a big dude.

Around the League

Mock draft: Turcotte, Cozens predicted to be picked at No. 3 | NHL.com

Three writers — Adam Kimelman, Mike G. Morreale and Guillaume Lepage — make their picks in NHL.com’s latest mock draft. Two of the three chose the same player for the Red Wings at #6.

  • Kimelman - Trevor Zegras
  • Morreale - Vasili Podkolzin
  • Lepage - Vasili Podkolzin