Helene St. James and Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press with their predictions regarding the Wings...
Helene St. James
Young players show growth, team looks competitive but comes up a goal short most games. Wings miss the playoffs and luck out in the draft lottery to get the first overall selection. Hello, Jack Hughes.
They win just enough games to squeeze into the playoffs only to get ousted in the first round, depriving them off a shot at the draft lottery. They need at least one more high-end player to nourish the rebuilding effort.