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Questions On The Wings

10/02/2019 at 2:19pm EDT

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News answers his own questions...

Will the Red Wings contend for the playoffs?

No.

Simply put, when you stack this roster against the majority of teams in the Eastern Conference, the Red Wings are lacking. There isn’t enough talent to compete consistently....

Will Red Wings fans see Evgeny Svechnikov, Michael Rasmussen, Moritz Seider, Joe Veleno or Filip Zadina this season?

For sure if they travel to Grand Rapids. Let’s face it, the Griffins could be more interesting than the Wings this season.

It’s not every season you have so many first-round picks from one organization playing on the same team.

And because of the importance they have in this organization going forward, their development is going to be monitored closely....

Who will provide secondary scoring?

That is one of the reasons this could be another dreary season.

After Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha – and Andreas Athansiou on the second line – there aren’t many proven NHL point-producers.

Even with Athanasiou, can Taro Hirose and Valterri Filppula or Frans Nielsen, be on a dependable, imposing second line?

When you look at this roster, lack of offense is a big red flag....

more on each of the above plus 7 other questions answered...

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