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The Hockey News Makes Their Atlantic Division Predictions

from The Hockey News,

X-FACTOR: Still recovering from the retirement of all-time great Nicklas Lidstrom, the development of Detroit’s young defense corps will be a key to watch this season. The back end started to solidify by playoff time with the ascension of Danny DeKeyser and Brendan Smith, so the promise is there. But these guys are still in their youth as NHL players and will have hiccups from time to time. Jonathan Ericsson still needs to bring more to the table. Niklas Kronwall has stepped up as a capable leader of the blueline – but how strong will the depth be over 82 games?

PERIPHERAL PREDICTION: At least one of Detroit’s young forwards (Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson) brings way more to the table than anyone guesses – because that’s what Red Wings do.

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SnLO's avatar

...brings way more to the table than anyone guesses – because that’s what Red Wings do.

So true I needed to read that again.

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 09/20/13 at 01:32 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And the article slips into the “older teams in the league” BS.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 09/20/13 at 07:16 PM ET

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