WE DID IT!! We made it to hockey season! Tonight the Red Wings will open the 2023-2024 regular season with a big challenge on the road against the New Jersey Devils — a team who went undefeated in preseason play.
How to watch/listen
Time: 7:30pm ET
Watch: ESPN+ and Hulu (**shakes fist at the sky**)
Listen: 97.1 The Ticket
Gotta keep an eye on the top-six battle. The Devils are stacked at the top, meaning the Wings will have their work cut out for them. The keys to success are winning the turnover battle and staying out of the box — sounds simple enough. I wonder if coaching will try to create mismatches and get Larkin’s line deployed against some of NJD’s bottom-six.
A reminder that Detroit’s plan was to carry 12 forwards, seven defensemen and three goalies into the season opener.
We’re trying something a little new this season with game day coverage. We’ll be posting a game day thread with probably line combos and key matchups early on in the day, with a recap of the game later tonight/early tomorrow morning. Please give us any feedback: WIIM@forhockeyfans.com