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09/24/2022 at 7:33am EDT

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

New coach Derek Lalonde is officially in charge of the Detroit Red Wings, Naturally, comparables are a popular topic in training camp.

One of the main themes is going something like this:

Throw Jeff Blashill under the bus without saying that your throwing Jeff Blashill under the bus.

There’s been plenty of talk paralleling Lalonde’s desired style of play to that of deposed Red Wings coach Blashill. The early returns from players comparing the systems of the two coaches is that the differences are stark....

There’s another trait that the players appear to be quickly embracing about the Lalonde way of doing things. They’re appreciative that the structuring is in simplicity and predictability.

“Knowing our options and knowing where the puck’s going,” Red Wings forward Michael Rasmussen was listing as his favorite aspect of Lalonde’s systems. “I think if everyone’s on the same page and everyone knows the reads, it just makes it predictable and easy.

“For me I would say that’s the biggest thing that stands out. It’s easier to play when you know where the puck’s going. Everyone’s on the same wavelength as far as the plays and the spots to put the puck.”


added 10:10am, below, a short video featuring Ville Husso's mask.

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