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Future Look

12/03/2018 at 8:48am EST

from Craig Custance of The Athletic,

In helping kick off our Future of the Game package at The Athletic this week, we wanted to see which teams were best poised to be at the top of the standings in three years, the 2021-22 season. To determine these Future Power Rankings, we wanted as much brain power as possible on board. Corey Pronman, Eric Duhatschek, Scott Burnside, Katie Strang, Scott Wheeler, Dom Luszczyszyn and Justin Bourne all joined me as panelists, voting on every team in a number of categories that are crucial to shaping future success.

The Wings are ranked 11th and an intetesting note on Detroit...

Eric Duhatschek on his lower ranking for ownership than other panelists: “No matter who you talked to, Mike Ilitch was good for hockey in Detroit. Mike Ilitch did things the right way, he put his trust in his hockey people and it worked and it resurrected a franchise. It seems to me that in the new era, it’s more corporate. I think it has gone from a model organization to one that is very much like other organizations and not necessarily a bad thing. I’m watching the games, I’m seeing empty seats where I haven’t seen empty seats before.”

more (paid subscription) on the Wings and other teams (Leafs at #1)...

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