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Who Are You Watching At The Wings’ Training Camp And Pre-Season Games?

As the Wings begin training camp, what player or position will you be keeping an eye on as the camp progresses into pre-season play?

Me, I am watching the play of backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.  The Wings are going to need 20-25 games out of him this year and hopefully he can provide some wins and solid play.

So your turn, you can mention Helm if you wish, but that topic has been beaten to death in my opinion.

added 11:38am, from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front,

The Wings have announced how the three teams will look as training camp is set to begin Thursday morning.

For the start of things, Justin Abdelkader will be paired on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, while Stephen Weiss will center another newcomer, Daniel Alfredsson, and Johan Franzen.

The third line will consist of Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson and Todd Bertuzzi, while Cory Emmerton will center Drew Miller and Patrick Eaves.

That leaves Mikael Samuelsson, Jordin Tootoo and Tomas Tatar battling to work their way into the lineup.

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redxblack's avatar

How are the Griffins on graybeards? Sammy would look better in blue.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/11/13 at 11:29 AM ET

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I’ll be watching Weiss since I’m not familiar with him. Hopefully he can be the 2nd line center that Filppula could never become. I’m also interested to see how Tatar performs coming off of his stellar Calder Cup performance. As for the prospects I’m excited to see how Frk, Mantha, Jurco, and Sheahan do playing with/against NHL caliber talent.

Posted by I'm Orthodox 13 on 09/11/13 at 12:22 PM ET

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Me, I am watching the play of backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.  The Wings are going to need 20-25 games out of him this year and hopefully he can provide some wins and solid play.

I find you lounging like a lizard in my head, Boss.  Same here.  Even the amount of relief work is about right because we know Uncle Mike is gonna go with Jimmy as long as Jimmy’s consistent.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 09/11/13 at 12:35 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Who Are You Watching At The Wings’ Training Camp….....


Well ....apparently NOT Darren Helm…........... shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 09/11/13 at 12:46 PM ET

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I may be crazy, but to me it all about defense. 
I will be watching Quincey, Dekuyzer, Lashoff, Smith, Kindl et al…

Posted by w2j2 on 09/11/13 at 02:01 PM ET

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