from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
It took Simon Edvinsson some time to adjust to a new country and the North American game while experiencing what he described as a roller coaster of a season with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Lately, the ride has been smooth and steady for the Detroit Red Wings’ prized defense prospect, occasionally thrilling, with a four-point game this week.
Griffins coach Ben Simon said Edvinsson is playing more consistently, with detail and structure. He has four goals and 22 points in 40 games, including a goal and three assists Wednesday in a 5-4 victory over Chicago.
“He’s got more of a routine developed and I think he’s in a better place than he was 15-20 games ago,” Simon said after the game.
from Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press,
Is this really happening? Are the Detroit Red Wings actually playing up to their potential? Are they really one of the NHL’s hottest teams? Are they finally, at long last, looking like a playoff team ready to make a postseason run?
OK, that last one might be stretching things a bit. But you can’t argue that the Wings have been impressive under new coach Derek Lalonde on their way to winning five straight games for the first time since late 2021, when some other dude — whose name conveniently escapes everyone — was the coach.
If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the Wings’ late-night exploits during their current road swing, let me summarize it this way: They’ve torn through Western Canada the way Sherman marched through the South.
from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
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