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Video- Training Camp Preview

A 6 1/2 minute preview of training camp for the Wings.


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Before Training Camp Starts

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Here are 10 story lines to follow as another Wings hockey season begins:

1. The health of Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi

These are two critical players for the Wings' success, and both finished last season with significant injuries — Larkin to the neck, and Bertuzzi had back surgery. Both have been rehabilitating steadily and working out over the summer, and the expectations have been that both will be ready to be on the ice for the start of camp.

If, for some reason, one or both aren't quite ready and maybe won't be to begin the regular season, that would deal the Wings a severe blow.

2. How will Moritz Seider look?

Coming off a tremendous season in Sweden, and now with two years of pro hockey under his belt at age 20, Seider is projected to be in the starting lineup on opening night. It would be a shocker if he weren't, with injury likely the only reason Seider to be left out. Most projections have Seider being one of the impactful rookies in the NHL this season; these next few weeks might give an indication just how impactful.

3. Are Lucas Raymond and Jonatan Berggren NHL ready?

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Bobby Ryan Will Attend Detroit’s Camp On A PTO

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Video- A Look At Moritz Seider

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

\Profiling Detroit Red Wings 2019 1st round (6th overall) selection, defenseman Moritz Seider.


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Detroit Prospects Face A Learning Curve

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Fans, and the media to a certain extent, tend to add up the numbers when assessing the future. It’s easy to count the two spectacular goals Kirill Tyutyayev tallied in Detroit’s opening-night win over the Dallas Stars. It’s Simon’s job to detect and correct certain flaws in the Belarussian prospect’s game.

During his critique, he’s just as likely, if not more so, to tabulate the ill-advised back pass that Tyutyayev attempted during a Detroit power play in Sunday’s loss to Columbus. It created a turnover that led directly to a Blue Jackets’ shorthanded goal.

Every player is there to learn, to seek improvement.

“Obviously it’s a lot of older guys here than junior is,” assessed forward Cross Hanas, a 2020 second-round draft pick. “The older the people, the bigger the guys, the faster is it. It’s more physical, the more the ice shrinks. You gotta make quicker plays.”

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Wrap Up Of Detroit’s Prospects Game Last Night

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Red Wings ended their three-game run in the NHL Prospects Tournament Sunday in Traverse City with a 7-3 loss to Columbus.

Chase Pearson, Pasquale Zito and Mason Ward scored for the Wings, who finished 1-2 in the 2021 tournament.

The Wings didn't dress forwards Lucas Raymond (team-leading three goals) and Jonatan Berggren for precautionary reasons after both suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to St. Louis.

Ben Simon, the Grand Rapids Griffins' coach, wasn't sure if Raymond and Bergrren would be ready for Wings' training camp that begins Wednesday.

"We erred on the safe side," said Simon, who coached the Wings' prospect team in the tournament.

With a depleted lineup and minimal practice time, it was difficult at times to gauge the development of the Wings in this tournament.


The Malik Report has a complete wrap up, including post-game interviews.

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Video- Jared McIsaac Taken Off On A Stretcher

Watch the hit below.

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Open Post- Game 3 Of Detroit’s Prospects Tournament

Puck drop is at 6pm ET against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the stream (watch below) starts at 5:40pm.

Tonight's lineup is below too.

The comment section is yours.

To wet your whistle, via a press release from the Detroit Red Wings...

The 2021-22 Red Wings hit the ice for the first time for Training Camp, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 23, and continue daily through Tuesday, Sept. 28. Red Wings players, prospects and tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice and scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red and White Game on Sunday, Sept. 26. Following the Red and White game, the team will remain in Traverse City and hold practices on Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 prior to breaking camp for Detroit to begin their preseason schedule. A full camp roster and the complete training camp schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Questions Will Be Answered

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Answers will begin to emerge during the practices and scrimmages that run Thursday-Sept. 28, with the Red-White game scheduled for Sept. 26. After that, the Wings return to Little Caesars Arena for an eight-game exhibition schedule that runs Sept. 29-Oct. 9.

With an eye towards continuing the improvement shown last season, here are the top points of interest headed into camp.

Hej du

That’s Swedish for “hey you,” a handy greeting to know given the contingent of Swedish Hockey League alums vying for spots. Up front, that includes Swedes Lucas Raymond and Jonatan Berggren, and Canadian Joe Veleno. The trio, linemates at the prospects tournament, boast high-end skill and youthful vigor. Raymond, 19, was the fourth pick in 2020; Berggren, 21, the 33rd pick in 2018, and Veleno, 21, the 30th pick in 2018. Berggren said Friday that he and Raymond have been teaching Veleno “some good Swedish words, and he helps me with the English.” More importantly, given Swedes start learning English at age 7, Veleno serves as their chief transporter.

“He drives me and Lucas because he has a car here," Berggren said. "He’s our Uber driver.”

Veleno did well in a five-game audition with the Wings at the end of last season. Berggren has spent three seasons in the SHL and Raymond two, so both are used to playing against men. They need to adapt to the smaller ice surface, but they project to be a big part of the Wings’ future, even if early odds have Raymond and Berggren starting the season in Grand Rapids.

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Open Post- Game 2 Of The Prospect Tournament

Puck drop is 7pm ET and the stream is scheduled to begin at 6:40pm.

Sebastian Cossa is scheduled to start in goal for the Wings against the St. Louis Blues.


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