Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs Preseason Preview, How to Watch
The Wings finish off their preseason tonight in just about a full dress-rehearsal for both Detroit and Toronto. We’re 5-1-1 so far in the meaningless games. Svechnikov, Bertuzzi, Russo, Mantha, AA, and Ouellet have all stood out, but there’s not enough room for everybody, especially since we’ll have all the full-timers back from the WCoH.
Here’s what both sides are running with today:
Tonight's roster for Red Wings versus Toronto Maple Leafs pic.twitter.com/8lw95JGxJ1— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 8, 2016
We’ll keep an eye out for lines, but we know that Blashill has already named Nielsen-Zetterberg and Vanek-Helm as forward pairs, so look for those to stick together. We know Larkin will be a center tonight as well, but will wait to find out whether Sheahan will be holding a spot as the 4th center or if they’ll give that to Athanasiou.
Defensively, Blashill said that he’ll probably switch the pairs out as he goes, but he has recently mentioned Smith-Green as a pairing.
Tonight’s game is on TSN4 in Canada and FSD in Detroit. No national feed
Henrik Zetterberg in tonight with Frans Nielsen & Tomas Tatar. Riley Sheahan between Anthony Mantha & Andreas Athanasiou. #RedWings— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 8, 2016