In Red Wings Land
The Wings’ system changed a lot over the past year. It graduated some key prospects and had an important draft in 2019. Filip Zadina was a guy I was very enthusiastic about at this time last season, but I may have hyped him a tad too much. He remains the team’s top prospect even though I bumped him down a notch. The Wings have a lot of very good players on the way but still look to be in the early parts of their rebuild.
Key additions: Moritz Seider, Robert Mastrosimone, Albin Grewe
Key subtractions/graduations: Michael Rasmussen, Filip Hronek, Dennis Cholowski
2018 farm system ranking: No. 7
It appears the Red Wings have dropped a bit in Corey Pronman’s rankings. When you consider the players that “graduated” from the farm system and Steve Yzerman’s slightly off the board pick at #6 in this year’s NHL Draft, I think that it’s a pretty fair ranking. I just really want to see what the three players on the top of the list — Zadina, Seider & Joe Veleno — do this upcoming season. Whether it’s in the NHL, AHL or overseas, their development is one of my top interests this year.
Vote for Jay (Eventually)
A tradition somewhat like the others!— Jay T. (@TheRoar_24) August 22, 2019
Once more, the @griffinshockey folk have engaged @UniWatch in holding a jersey design contest. This years theme is: 90’s!
The voting started today but my group hasn’t posted yet. I’ll keep you update on when YOU can help! pic.twitter.com/wvHVZw5sck
Let’s help our pal and Fer Sure co-host, Jay, win the Griffins jersey design contest. We’ll post a link here in Quick Hits when the voting opens for his group.
Around the League
There are two hypothetical Seattle teams in this article and both chose a Red Wings defenseman. The “Sockeyes” selected Madison Bowey and the “Sea Monkeys” took Danny DeKeyser. I can’t imagine anyone would be too upset losing either of those players, right?