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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

All of these young players might have played their final game this season.

“Certainly, there’s some potential for development to have been stalled,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "There was in (Grand Rapids) a potential playoff run, and there’s development involved in that. When you go through experiences in life, you have the opportunity to grow. You don’t always, it’s up to you a little bit, but you have the opportunity to grow, both from good and bad experiences.

"Right now there’s no day to day experience. So for kids in college, for kids in pro, there isn’t that developmental opportunity."

Making matters worse, their training regimens are disrupted due to closures of team and exercise facilities.

“It’s a difficult situation that’s fluid, dealing with prospects in different countries with different regulations,” Shawn Horcoff, Red Wings director of player development, said. “The main thing is staying safe and following the guidelines that government is putting together.”

Horcoff provided an update recently on how some of the organization’s top prospects fared this season:

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Well in the case of Berggren and Svechnikov it may be just as well
that they are able to fully finish healing. As long as they can safely workout
and continue rehabbing maybe some time away from hockey won’t hurt.
Same with Rasmussen. Twenty is going for such a big guy. Strengthening seems crucial for so many of these guys and maybe it won’t be so bad to really keep developing physically without the immediate pressure of hockey.

It’s encouraging to see Petruzzeli (going to struggle with names for a while)
has made strides.

We haven’t had the best luck with a number of these prospects, but Seider and Lindstrom are good news for sure.

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/23/20 at 01:30 PM ET

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Young, not “going”

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/23/20 at 01:31 PM ET

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“Certainly, there’s some potential for development to have been stalled,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.

Rich coming from a guy that played Daley and Errorsson over Cholowski or even Lindstrom (both not EL slide eligible).

Or how about any other goalie than Howard (even the practice of taking NHL shots in practice would help).

...and don’t even get me started on Abdelkader vs any of the 4th line prospects.

 

Posted by d ca on 03/24/20 at 04:14 PM ET

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