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Video- The Detroit Red Wings Profile Two Centers Available In the NHL Draft

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

With the Red Wings picking 6th in the 2021 NHL Draft, we profile centers Chaz Lusius and Mason McTavish


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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Swedish goalie Jesper Wallstedt is being viewed by many scouts as the type of goaltender who teams feel confident can take over their netminding position, soon, for a decade.

“He’s been the best goalie prospect from Sweden for many years,” Goran Stubb, NHL Central Scouting’s director of European scouting, said. “He is a great competitor, is quick, he reads the game very well, and despite being young, already has a lot of experience.

“(Wallstedt is in) a class of his own among European goalies.”

Wallstedt played for Lulea in Sweden last season and was superb. In 22 games, he was 11-8-3 with a 2.23 goals-against average and .907 save percentage with two shutouts. He also starred in two world junior championship games for Sweden.

Most evaluators feel it will not take long for Wallstedt to reach the NHL.

“Jesper Wallstedt is closer to being able to play rather than further away,” TSN draft analyst Craig Button said.

Scouts love the athleticism and intangibles. It’s fairly certain Wallstedt will go somewhere in the first round.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/16/21 at 03:24 PM ET

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I am keeping an open mind about the draft. There are some good players maybe some great players available.

The wings lost most of their size and some of their snarl when they traded Mantha. I know many like Eklund as a pick in the draft. I don’t dislike him just want to know how many medium size wingers do the rebuilding Wings need? I want to win in the playoffs when the Wings make it back. Physical players usually succeed in the playoffs and fancy players disappear. Ask Tatar and Nyquist. Very gifted during the regular season but disappear in the playoffs when the open ice disappears.

Another Vrana type winger isn’t going to hurt but…. The Wings need mentally disturbed physical players to win the cup. Like Mickey says… “It’s no place for a nervous person”

Sort of like this….


Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/16/21 at 03:56 PM ET

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