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Priority For The Wings In The Draft- Defenseman Then A Center

05/31/2019 at 7:24pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Drafting a defenseman would be preferred by the Red Wings, and especially a player who could potentially develop into a star caliber defenseman.

And there could be one available where the Red Wings draft at No. 6 in the first round in Bowen Byram.

But the Red Wings also wouldn’t mind an elite center. No team would turn its back on that. And in the June 21-22 Entry Draft in Vancouver, the top end of the first round will have plenty of outstanding centers available....

If the Wings can snag a legitimate impact center, they’d be fine with playing Athanasiou on a wing where his speed and game-breaking ability have already been evident.

Cozens and Dach are both bigger centers, both around 6-foot-3, and have the capability to grow into the type of hulking two-way centers that simply don’t come around often.

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