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Filip Hronek’s Game

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Filip Hronek’s offensive ability was apparent when he crashed the net and redirected a pass from Dylan Larkin past Braden Holtby Sunday against Washington.

The Detroit Red Wings believe in his skills, which is why he’s manning the point on one of the power play units.

Hronek needs to be more trustworthy defensively, and he has taken steps in that direction in his second stint with the club.

“Fil is really hard on himself, which can be a good thing, but it can also be a negative sometimes when you put too much pressure on yourself,” Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “Ever since he got called back, I think he’s looked right at home. For quite a few games, he’s going up against the other team’s top line and he’s holding his own and doing great and even chipping in offensively.”


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Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News with this on Hronek…

Hronek’s immediate future is a bit murky once injured defensemen Mike Green and Danny DeKeyser return, along with Trevor Daley, who looks to be another several weeks out.

There’s a possibility someone like Daley, or maybe Nick Jensen, could be dealt before the February 25 trade deadline, which could potentially create a full-time spot for Hronek.

more on Hronek plus other topics…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/08/19 at 03:19 PM ET


Ideally they move Kronwall and/or Daley before the deadline but I don’t think either is likely. Hronek has looked a lot better since his return and I think he’s best served by staying at the NHL level. But he has to be playing and that is going to require Holland to make a move to free up the space when players are healthy.

Posted by evileye on 01/08/19 at 06:02 PM ET

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