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A Poised Detroit Team

10/16/2022 at 5:47pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

To say the Red Wings had a quiet confidence about them as they controlled Saturday's third period in New Jersey might be overstating a bit.

It was only the second game of the season, and the 5-2 victory came against the stumbling and bumbling New Jersey Devils, who contributed to the Wings' victory as much as anyone.

Then again, it was the Wings who set the tone for the final 20 minutes. They were poised and precise. And unlike previous seasons, you got the sense they were going to maintain this lead or even increase it.

"We've talked about it, that we want to get to a point where when we get into these types of situations, we handle them correctly," coach Derek Lalonde said after the shutdown period and eventual victory. "It was one night, but when we got ourselves a two-goal lead, we played a fairly mature third period. Certainly, I wouldn't say we made it easy on ourselves, but it was a comfortable third period.

"Maybe that's that quiet confidence."

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Paul

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

The raw numbers are offering an indication that the learning curve of Detroit Red Wings top defensive prospect Simon Edvinsson is in full swing. Through two AHL games with the Grand Griffins, Edvinsson has four points.

Edvinsson was counting three points in Saturday’s 8-5 victory over the San Diego Gulls. Dishing out three assists in two games, that’s given Edvinsson a share of the team lead in helpers.

Perhaps more importantly, the player Detroit chose sixth overall in the 2021 NHL entry draft is welcoming the opportunity to grow his game in the AHL with Grand Rapids.

“There’s some stuff I have to improve, I feel that myself,” Edvinsson frankly admits. “I want to bring my game to Detroit and I feel I can start here and develop my game here.

“I don’t want to be up there and survive, I want to be the best me out there. Of course that’s gonna take time. Right now I’m here. I want to win and we have some stuff to improve.”

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