In Red Wings Land
Forwards Bobby Ryan (four goals in three games), Vladislav Namestnikov and Mathias Brome; defensemen Marc Staal, Jon Merrill and Troy Stecher; and goalie Thomas Greiss have solidified the roster in various ways.
“The fresh faces have calmed our bench down a little bit,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We don’t seem to be as excitable as we’ve been. Is that growth in some of our guys that have returned? Probably. Is it new, fresh faces and not necessarily wearing previous years’ losses or struggles? Probably.
I’m feeling good about our first four games too.
Around the NHL
Should we be higher? Sure. Am I going to spend too much time thinking about it? Nah.
22. Detroit Red Wings, 2-2-0, 5th in Central
Bobby Ryan has four goals in three games. Awesome.