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On The Right Path

11/05/2021 at 2:48pm EDT

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Is there a long-term to solution to this ongoing virus that’s afflicted the Red Wings for the better part of a decade?

Yes there is, and it could be as simple as this:

More Yzerman. Less Holland.

Yzerman Supplying Hope

There are two bright spots in the Detroit lineup thus far this season. They also happen to be the only draft picks made by Steve Yzerman since he took over as Red Wings GM who are currently in the lineup.

Winger Lucas Raymond and defenseman Moritz Seider are 1-2 in NHL rookie scoring. They’re kids – Raymond is still a teenager – so they make plenty of mistakes, most of them when they don’t have possession of the puck....

Regardless, they bring it every night. More often than not, they are producing. No one wearing the winged wheel is capable of making such a boast.

Certainly none of the remaining draft picks from the regime of previous GM Ken Holland could be put into that category.

Holland Picks Need To Pick It Up

If you’re looking for a root cause to the demise of the Red Wings, start by looking at the club’s draft record over the past 20 years.

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