Quick Hits: The Star Power Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings 2018 draft review: Potential future stars among picks | Freep

  • Filip Zadina
  • Joe Veleno
  • Jonatan Berggren
  • Jared McIsaac
  • Alec Regula
  • Seth Barton
  • Jesper Eliasson
  • Ryan O’Reilly
  • Victor Brattstrom
  • Otto Kivenmaki/

It’s still so, so, so early in the development process, but doesn’t it feel like the Red Wings’ 2018 draft class could be a special one? At least three of the first four picks all have potential to be legit NHL players. I’m incredibly high on Zadina, Veleno and McIsaac. The jury is definitely still out on Berggren after basically a lost season last year because of back surgery, but the potential is there.

Around the League

Hughes, USA Hockey poised to make history in 2019 NHL Draft | NHL.com

A great look at the U.S. National Team Development Program and couple players who might be candidates for Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings this Friday at the NHL Draft.