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01/15/2023 at 2:10pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings have more depth and talent throughout the roster. Some young players have taken noticeable leaps in their development.

But the Wings are still searching for a bit more consistency.

"There's definitely areas where we've progressed," captain Dylan Larkin said. "After (Saturday's) game I don't really want to get into that right now, (but) it's clear that we've progressed. We're more deep.

"But we've been talking about it, getting on a run, stringing some wins together. Then (a loss like Saturday's) happens, and it's frustrating. That's kind of been the story of the season. We win two or three and then we can't find the fourth or fifth and get on a nice run.

"We need to find that. We're talking about it, we're trying. We need to do it pretty soon here."...

Coach Derek Lalonde has talked often this season about how the Wings can't expect to go into any games and expect to coast to victory. The Wings' skill level isn't near where that could be possible. Hard work and attention to detail from this Wings roster is manadatory.

Saturday's loss was another example.

"You see what we are," Lalonde said of a first half assessment. "If we compete and we execute, and our compete and our battle is in that nine-out-of-10, 10-out-of-10 (range), we can play with anyone. But we're not good enough to not do that at any time against anyone.

"Our compete was at a high, high level for four of the last six periods (including an impressive win over Toronto), and it wasn't there for (the first) two periods (Saturday). Disappointing? Maybe. But it's where we're at."

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Below, watch Derek Lalonde after today's practice.

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damndogrevenge

Not shocked they waived Ned. The writing was on wall from the path Vrana took. I do think someone will pick him up.

VPalmerdamndogrevenge

Not shocked either, but a little surprised they waived him, not Hellberg who they picked up from waivers 

damndogrevengeVPalmer

My only astonishment comes from Ned only playing 8 games for the Redwings this season and they waived him. 8 games. 

damndogrevenge

Ansar's tweet says Redwongs. Lol

bigfrog

Surprised about Ned, but don't think anyone will pick up his 3 million contract.

Paul

Don't forget, 3pm ET puck drop tomorrow on MLK Day in Denver.

TreKronor

I don't see anyone picking up Ned. With a goalie it's a little different than the hope a "change of scenery" can give.

Ned was definitely the shiny new toy for wings fans when we first got him but there was a reason Carolina let him go. He over exceeded for a while with the wings and it simply wasn't sustainable. 

Wish him the best, but he's not a number one goalie in this league. 

MurrayChadwick

Ned still has the ability to be an NHL goalie, he was probably brought in too soon, and then prohibiting factor in Carolina was the resulting salary ask, which was fair from him, we had room, we grabbed it, and then that may turn out to be the reason he stays with us, and in the AHL for a run where he can re-introduce himself to the NHL at a lower cap hit to available teams next year. 

Either way, he clearly was not in the plans going forward for Detroit, I don't think they were going to be able to cut his salary.

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