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The Wings Are Getting Better

08/28/2021 at 8:12pm EDT

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill likes what the team has done during the NHL offseason. He’s convinced that the club is trending positively.

As to how quickly the Wings will get to where fans want them to be – back in the Stanley Cup playoffs – Blashill is less certain. “We think we’re headed in the right direction,” Blashill said. “Now what does that mean?

“I can’t tell how you quick can we get to where we want to be. I can’t tell you those things. But I definitely feel like we’re headed in the right direction.

The Detroit coach sees a better club set to take the ice for training camp in Traverse City. The offseason brought defensemen Nick Leddy and Jordan Oesterle, centers Pius Sutter and Mitchell Stephens and goaltender and Calder Trophy finalist Alex Nedeljkovic into the fold.

“We’ve gotten some players that are going to help us and now we’ve got to go to work,” Blashill said. “In terms of expectations, we’re going to start camp and we want to be better on Day 2 than we were on Day 1.”

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