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Videos- The Talk After The Morning Skate

The Wings tweeted a video of players skating on the ice, other than that, no other report or news from the skate.

So let's turn to the video, Lucas Raymond first, Jeff Blashill is below.




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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The smooth adjustment Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider have made as NHL rookies has been even more impressive considering the Detroit Red Wings’ hectic early-season slate of games.

But they are only one-quarter of the way through what will be the busiest, most demanding schedule they have experienced.

“That’s part of the learning process,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We certainly have some veteran players, but we have a lot of young players playing key roles, guys that haven’t been through the NHL schedule. To me, the most unique thing about the NHL, probably more than anything else, is the schedule. In the American League you still play lots of games, but it’s not anywhere near the every-other-day you face in the NHL, especially the stretch we’ve been in.

“Certainly, the Swedish Hockey League wouldn’t compare in terms of the relentless nature of it. It’s just something you got to learn and go through. We try to manage our energy through days off and the downside of that is you don’t practice, and you lose your structure. I don’t necessarily regret the days off, as we had to have the energy, but it kind or re-enlightens us to how important those practice days are and when we get them let’s make the most of it.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/24/21 at 01:02 PM ET

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

There was an expectation this season the Red Wings would have more depth in their scoring, especially from what appeared to be a potentially dangerous second line.

But the line of Pius Suter centering Robby Fabbri and Filip Zadina has struggled to consistently provide offense.

The line has been relatively cold lately, with Suter not putting up any points in the last four games (Suter did have three goals and five points in the previous five games). Zadina has a goal and assist in his last 11 games, and Fabbri has one goal and two assists in his last 12 games.

The top line of Dylan Larkin between Lucas Raymond and Tyler Bertuzzi continues to get on the scoresheet and is developing into one of the better lines in the NHL.

But it needs help for the Wings to be a winning team. That’s why the Suter line needs to be more impactful.

“The top line has done a great job for us, keeping us in and winning games,” Fabbri said. “It’s up to the other nine or 10 forwards that get in to help out.

“It starts with burying your chances.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/24/21 at 01:46 PM ET

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