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Season Outlook For Madison Bowey

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

2019-20 outlook: Bowey got an opportunity to play regularly after arriving from Washington and logged a fair amount of ice time due to injuries on defense. A stay-at-home, right-shooting defender with decent size and mobility, he can step into opponent to deliver a solid check. But he’ll be evaluated in training camp and the preseason on how well he moves the puck and his ability to limit mistakes.

Bowey is not waiver-exempt, which could work in his favor if the competition for a roster spot is close between him, Oliwer Kaski and Dennis Cholowski, both of whom can be sent to Grand Rapids without waivers. But, given the health issues of several veterans last season, what are the odds this defense is completely healthy at the start of the regular season? So, expect Bowey, the 53rd overall pick in 2013, to be on the team and quite possibly in the lineup opening night.


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Paul's avatar

The Athletic’s Craig Custance took a look at the Atlantic Division and how they compare to the Blues…

Strong contract efficiency: No. But the good news for Red Wings fans who have patiently waited out some bad contracts in Detroit, there is a lot coming off the books after this season. And that Dylan Larkin contract will look great in one year, tops.

Playoff scar tissue:
The franchise that was once the envy of all sports for its playoff streak hasn’t made it in three seasons. They were knocked out in the first round the final three seasons of the streak. The scar tissue belongs to a different generation.

A balance of ages:
Actually, yeah. One of the things the Red Wings have consciously done is keep players around with experience as to not rush the kids. GM Steve Yzerman continued that with the signing of 35-year-old Valtteri Filppula. There’s mid-range talent in players like Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou. Then Larkin leads the group that hopes to lead the turnaround.

a bit more ($$$) on the Wings plus the other teams…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/23/19 at 10:47 AM ET

SYF's avatar

If he turns into a Brad Stuart, oy.  We’re gonna be crushing on him like a bunch-a nubile schoolgirls.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 08/23/19 at 02:47 PM ET

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