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Ranking The Detroit Organization

from Corey Pronman of The Athletic,

...this updated version of the 2020-21 organizational rankings includes all players from the 2016 to 2020 NHL drafts who were first-year eligible at their draft.

In addition to ranking all the organizations from 1 to 31 based on this group of players, I’ve updated the ranking for each team’s players who are projected as legit NHLers or better.

13. Detroit Red Wings

Pre-draft org ranking: No. 18
2020 NHL Draft grade: A-

Things are getting better in Detroit. There’s still a lot of work to do given the Red Wings won 17 games last season. In terms of young players, they still need a lot more, particularly of the top of the lineup variety, but things are moving in the right direction. Their No. 4 pick Lucas Raymond has the potential to be one of the keys to ending the tough times.

1. Lucas Raymond, LW
2. Moritz Seider, D
3. Filip Hronek, D
4. Filip Zadina, RW
5. Joe Veleno, C
6. Jared McIsaac, D
7. Michael Rasmussen, C
8. William Wallinder, D
9. Dennis Cholowski, D
10. Jonatan Berggren, RW

the other ($$$) teams

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Primis's avatar

It really concerns me that DET has been a lottery team with a fair number of picks in the first two rounds of late and that the org still only ranks #13 in prospects around the league.

Other folks outside of fandom and the org don’t seem quite as high on anyone except Raymond and maybe Seider.  There seems to be a lot of work to do yet…

Posted by Primis on 10/21/20 at 11:50 AM ET

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