Lucas Raymond and Theodor Niederbach are playing on separate levels for Frolunda, which has a strong reputation in the Swedish hockey ranks for developing NHL talent.
If all goes according to plan, they will be teammates on the Detroit Red Wings in the near future.
I think that Niederbach is going to be prove to be a better pick than his draft selection in a few years. I like the video I’ve seen of him post-draft.
Mike Hoffman: During a typical free agent stretch, some team would have talked themselves into Hoffman, 30, by now. It’s not just that Hoffman scored 29 goals in 2019-20; it’s that he’s an unusually reliable sniper. He was easily on pace to push 30 this past season, and he’s riding a six-season 20+ goal streak.
Such numbers place the asking price high, and that’s where the problems become potential crises. Generally speaking, Hoffman does little beyond scoring goals. And you might even deem them “empty calorie goals,” anyway.
Although, if you want to get rid of your captain and best player, Hoffman can do that job for you.