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Five Red Wings who could make an impact in 2021-2022 NHL season - Detroit News

There will be a stiff fight for playing time on defense, and DeKeyser isn’t assured of a big minutes or even a spot in the regular lineup.

But given more time this offseason to get healthy, it wouldn’t be surprising to see DeKeyser return to the type of player he’s been throughout his career.

Sure thing, Teddy

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Oilers Could Have Two Most Dangerous Power Play Units In the NHL - THW

The alternative would be to run two defensemen on each unit, moving a player like Nugent-Hopkins to the second unit and placing someone like Keith in beside Barrie on the first unit. That would really round out both groups, while still boasting one of the better top units in the NHL.

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