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Newest Athletic mock has us with Perfetti

 

4. Detroit: Cole Perfetti, C, Saginaw-OHL

Max Bultman: The Red Wings need everything, and at this spot in the draft they’ll have the ability to go in a number of directions. But Perfetti, with his widely praised hockey smarts and puck skills, would check a number of boxes for Detroit. He can run the Red Wings’ future power play. He can score. He can make plays. And if he ends up being able to do all of that from the center position, it’ll be all the better.

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7 minutes ago, drownwithyou said:

Newest Athletic mock has us with Perfetti

 

4. Detroit: Cole Perfetti, C, Saginaw-OHL

Max Bultman: The Red Wings need everything, and at this spot in the draft they’ll have the ability to go in a number of directions. But Perfetti, with his widely praised hockey smarts and puck skills, would check a number of boxes for Detroit. He can run the Red Wings’ future power play. He can score. He can make plays. And if he ends up being able to do all of that from the center position, it’ll be all the better.

The draft is October 6, right? I thought I saw that confirmed somewhere

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Bettman now acknowledging that the upcoming season is unlikely to start on December 1, more like later December or even January. Yet insists that they want to play an 82- game season. Not sure why you need an 82-game season if you can't have fans. The NHL is a gate-driven league. You can't have a regular season that goes into June and then summer playoffs again (and then training camps and the start of the next season pushed back, and on and on). I'm hearing some talk in Canadian media that it may make financial sense to take a season off.

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2 hours ago, lordstanley said:

The draft is October 6, right? I thought I saw that confirmed somewhere

Ya I think it's the 6th/7th

Athletic thinks the Kings will take Stutzle at 2 but they've dropped him a few spots in their rankings (Wheeler at least).  Byfield - Rossi - Perfetti - Raymond - Holtz all were ranked ahead of Stutzle in his rankings.

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7 hours ago, lordstanley said:

Bettman now acknowledging that the upcoming season is unlikely to start on December 1, more like later December or even January. Yet insists that they want to play an 82- game season. Not sure why you need an 82-game season if you can't have fans. The NHL is a gate-driven league. You can't have a regular season that goes into June and then summer playoffs again (and then training camps and the start of the next season pushed back, and on and on). I'm hearing some talk in Canadian media that it may make financial sense to take a season off.

By December I bet you'll see some fans in the stands.  Enough to make it profitable to the owners?  I don't know.

I've even seen talk of splitting the divisions up to make all the Canadian teams in one division and the Americans split in the others considering the travel restrictions from Canada to the US might not be lifted by then.

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13 hours ago, Buddha said:

By December I bet you'll see some fans in the stands.  Enough to make it profitable to the owners?  I don't know.

I've even seen talk of splitting the divisions up to make all the Canadian teams in one division and the Americans split in the others considering the travel restrictions from Canada to the US might not be lifted by then.

COVID is ending on November 4; the border should open by January.

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18 hours ago, drownwithyou said:

Ya I think it's the 6th/7th

Athletic thinks the Kings will take Stutzle at 2 but they've dropped him a few spots in their rankings (Wheeler at least).  Byfield - Rossi - Perfetti - Raymond - Holtz all were ranked ahead of Stutzle in his rankings.

I don't think I'll know on October 10th whether I like or dislike the Wings' pick or not.  It's like the year we picked Rasmussen. A bunch of players possible in that slot, will take a couple of years to figure out winners and losers.

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4 hours ago, lordstanley said:

I don't think I'll know on October 10th whether I like or dislike the Wings' pick or not.  It's like the year we picked Rasmussen. A bunch of players possible in that slot, will take a couple of years to figure out winners and losers.

The Raymond hype seems to be increasing.  Someone posted this on Reddit from Wheeler's Q and A on  The Athletic, at least it seems like we'll get someone with a little more talent than Rasmussen:

Question

Do you think Perfetti is the most likely Wings pick at 4? How is the player we’re getting going to slot in our prospect rankings?

Answer

He or Raymond, yeah. And either would instantly become the team's No. 1 prospect for me. With all due respect to Mo Seider, it would be pretty clearcut too. Stay tuned for my updated top 50 drafted prospects ranking.

Question

What are the realistic chances Byfield or Stuztle fall to the Red Wings at pick 4

Answer

Slim to none somewhere, without saying it's impossible

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http://themalikreport.com/2020/09/25/two-things-regarding-swedish-prospects-and-two-wings-draft-targets/

 

Malik collected a couple reports on Swedish prospects Berggren and Grewe.  Also has some notes on Wings meeting with draft prospects.

I'm just desperate for any Wings news right now for some reason.  Feel free to ignore me talking to myself about people who will probably never see the NHL!

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3 hours ago, drownwithyou said:

http://themalikreport.com/2020/09/25/two-things-regarding-swedish-prospects-and-two-wings-draft-targets/

 

Malik collected a couple reports on Swedish prospects Berggren and Grewe.  Also has some notes on Wings meeting with draft prospects.

I'm just desperate for any Wings news right now for some reason.  Feel free to ignore me talking to myself about people who will probably never see the NHL!

Except for 2005, I don't think the Wings have ever gone 10 months without playing like they will from mid-March 2020 to Januaryish 2021, not even in strike-shortened years.

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1 minute ago, lordstanley said:

Except for 2005, I don't think the Wings have ever gone 10 months without playing like they will from mid-March 2020 to Januaryish 2021, not even in strike-shortened years.

It seriously feels like a lifetime.  I even remember how bad they looked and at this point I would still watch that.  I think....

 

I'm very anxious for Mantha and Bertuzzi to finally sign, it should be interesting to see what those contracts end up like.

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I hope they at least try to take on bad contracts to get assets as well.  Seems smart while not contending.  Maybe something in the draft (less than 12 days away!) or if someone wants to make room for like a Pietrangelo or Hall in free agency.

Next trade deadline it'll be interesting to see if they can turn the Helm, Filppula, Glendening, Nemeth, or Bernier expiring contracts into anything significant... probably not.  But there's always our old friend Kenny Holland in Edmonton...

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Yes, Yzerman said the right things yesterday:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2020/09/26/steve-yzerman-detroit-red-wings-marc-staal/3551771001/

"...as part of our rebuilding process, we’re trying to add draft picks, prospects, young players — future assets, really, to help us down the line. That’s where we are. In this trade, we get a second-round pick in the 2021 draft."

Yzerman didn’t rule out more trades with teams looking for salary cap relief.

“We’re still in a position to do that,” he said. “We have roster spots to fill. But we have to be careful — you can get to the cap very quickly. But we are in a position to potentially do future deals like this if they come along.”

"So we’re all really in uncharted waters. But the Red Wings are in position that we do have cap space. I hope to use it wisely."

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