In Red Wings Land
I don’t think Tyler Bertuzzi is going to be stealing Trevor Thompson’s job anytime soon.
Around the League
The new policy came on a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sources told ESPN that the NHL could implement the new mandate as soon as Saturday. All media availability will be conducted in formal news conference areas.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
So while the Wings still have a long way to go, they theoretically could add a combination such as Lafreniere-Veleno-Seider-Cholowski, plus a healthy Zadina, to their lineup next season, and that doesn’t factor in any potential free-agent additions Yzerman might consider. I thus could see this team markedly improved by 2022, back in the playoffs by 2023 and, with a little luck, contending by 2025. Still a long wait but not an eternity.
Only 3-to-5 years to go (or so).