Quick Hits: The Rank Edition
In Red Wings Land
The Red Wings' retro sweater for 2022-23. They can wear it up to 10 times; as of now, dates are:— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 20, 2022
Nov. 28 vs. Maple Leafs
Dec. 13 vs. Hurricanes
Dec. 31 vs. Senators
Jan. 10 vs. Jets
Jan. 24 vs. Sharks
Feb. 11 vs. Canucks pic.twitter.com/v77FE7zKTX
Just in case you were looking for tickets to those games.
Lalonde: Red Wings have ‘winnable roster’ despite key absences - MLive
“We’re comfortable with the 19 guys we have going forward,” Lalonde said.
He added, “Everyone in this league is going to go through injuries, even worse than what we’re going through. We just happen to be going through it at the front end of the season. But, again, the positive is … if this team would have (had) three of their top six, two of their first-line guys go down, I don’t think they’d have much of a chance. I think that is the luxury we’re having with more depth.”
Also stuff in there about expected PP line shakeups.
Around the League
NHL’s top 12 UFAs of 2023: Latest rumours, reports - Sportsnet
“We’re having conversations. A lot of negotiating, going back and forth. Ultimately, in my heart, it’s where I want to be,” Larkin told 32 Thoughts: The Podcast in September. “I don’t really see myself playing for another team. It’s moving along. I can’t really tell you when or how [the deal gets resolved], but that’s where I want to be.”
Larkin’s no-trade clause kicks in this season, giving him some measure of control as he skates toward his payday and first taste of free agency.
The No. 1 pivot is Yzerman’s top priority among a group of 10 impending unrestricted free agents that includes Tyler Bertuzzi, Adam Erne, Olli Maatta, and Alex Nedeljkovic.
Oh shit not Adam Erne.
2022-23 NHL Rank: Top 100 player predictions across teams - ESPN
Two Red Wings in the top 50 here.