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A2Y- Videos- After The Morning Skate

01/10/2023 at 12:14pm EST

Coach Lalonde (15 minutes) and Lucas Raymond below (less than two minutes).



all but seven of its 32 teams have $3.5 million or less in cap space this season.

I find this astonishing.  25 teams have less than $3.5M in cap space.  What a change from the earlier days of the cap system.  Are the owners making out like bandits?  One would think so.  The cap system prevents them from outbidding each other on all but a few select players.

I think the Wings payroll before the cap was $82 or $84M, however many years ago that was, 17 or 18 maybe.


from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“They’re playing the right way, they’re committed to keeping it out of the net more than putting it in the net, and with some of the special, elite talent they have, and they’re building around a Vezina-type caliber goalie (Connor Hellebuyck),” Red Wings coach Lalonde said. “Now it’s up to us to flip on these tight games and put it in the win column.”

The Red Wings (16-15-7) have scored only four goals during this slide. They are 1 for 15 on the power play the past four games and have allowed eight power-play goals over six games.

They have not lost four in a row in regulation this season.

“I think it’s a little stick-to-it and find some more within special teams and a little more five-on-five offense to flip these tight games,” Lalonde said.



from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Here’s what Lalonde said specifically about five of his players after practice:

On Jake Walman’s Emergence

“Pleasant surprise and a huge credit to him. His play is really good right now. He’s winning battles, he’s skating, he’s closing gaps, he’s confident with the puck. Even those underlying numbers the last 4-5 games, he’s our best D-man, has increased role, first matchups, got some power play time, a ton of penalty kill. Keep building him, hopefully he can sustain it.
Hopefully he understands his approach and work ethic he’s put in to where his game is now can continue.”...

On Moritz Seider’s Play, Particularly With Walman

“He’s been pretty consistent and a darn good player. We’ve asked a ton from him. He is the one player who has consistently gotten the other team’s top matchup and within our division and conference it’s a lot to ask for, the top matchup. Those two of late have been good. We’ve gone through some of these games and only handful of chances against and they’re doing it against top lines. Mo has been pretty good and consistent throughout and yes, those last 4-5 games those two have been good. They both are playing assertive, fast-twitch, they can skate. They’re both very noticeable with the puck at times. You can
appreciate their commitment to defense.”

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