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A2Y- Objectives For The Wings

01/05/2023 at 11:08am EST

from Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff,

Today we’re going to whip through individual team objectives in the Eastern Conference.

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Detroit Red Wings
Top Objective: Second Phase of Building
Scoop: Talk to coach Derek Lalonde in the preseason and he said Detroit’s goal was to play meaningful games in March. In that sense, the Red Wings are hanging tough, but their game has shown signs of cracks. For that reason, the smart bet is for the Red Wings to delay until closer to deadline day before deciding to sell pieces. The big question staring down Detroit: What happens with Dylan Larkin? In Tampa Bay, Steve Yzerman used a combination of smart timing, tax-free Florida, and solid long-term vision to pay less than market value for his superstar core. Can he use the same model to get Larkin at a number that won’t hamper second contracts for Moritz Seider or Lucas Raymond? And also be able to take care of Filip Hronek in a few years? If it doesn’t sound like he can, then look for Yzerman to pivot and move Larkin, and for the Michigan-born captain to be one of the most sought after trade targets if it gets to that point. It’s going to be fascinating to watch.

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