It was a point stressed several times by Shawn Horcoff, the Red Wings’ director of player development, during the recent Red Wings’ development camp for their prospects and recent draft picks.The two play similar brands of hockey, though Daley, obviously, is much more advanced.
If he scores at the same rate (60 games, 17 goals, 19 assists, plus-10) and plays 82 games, he will net 23 goals. If he is beginning a new, lucrative contract, much will be expected. But in a lineup starved for a top-pairing defensemen for yet another season, a stalwart top-four defender like Daley helps a lot. Playmaking is at a premium for the offensively-challenged Wings in year 2 A. Larkin will be raring to go, and he showed exemplary playmaking in the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Andreas Athanasiou, F: Devastating speed and offense punch may prove to be game-changers. With Datsyuk, Abdelkader (a typical scorer of 10 goals and less) tallied 23 and 19 in consecutive seasons and got paid for that level of performance. Darren Helm, F: The best third-line center in the NHL, as Mike Babcock once wished? But starved for even second-line scoring, the Red Wings would certainly appreciate some third-line punch! Luke Glendening, F: Much about penalty killing and defense, Glendening’s 12 goals three seasons ago and 13 assists two seasons ago offer hope for more offense. #wewokeuplikethis #snugglepup #daylightsavings #sundayvibes A post shared by Brad Goreski (@bradgoreski) on It's Britney Bitch! Thank you to Britney's dance superstars @williegomez and @zacbrazenas for getting us in – y'all are amazing! Henrik Zetterberg, F: After the Wings traded Thomas Vanek, Zetterberg was the offense (82 games, 17 goals, 61 assists). A classic “lion in winter,” Zetterberg turns 37 the second week of the season. A few years ago, after a decade of retirement from performing, Miss Reddy returned to the stage. #Piece Of Me A post shared by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on .