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Videos- The Talk After Practice

11/16/2022 at 6:16pm EST

Coach Lalonde first, Jake Walman is below.



from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Five thoughts about the Detroit Red Wings that occupied some headspace this morning:

1 Olli Maatta’s Future

It’s early November. GM Steve Yzerman is thinking about making this Red Wings squad better, not who he might deal at the trade deadline. Maatta has helped the Red Wings improve defensively. But with so many teams already looking intently for defensive help, it’s fair to wonder if any team has inquired about Maatta’s availability. After all, he will be an unrestricted free agent again this summer.

2. Hronek’s Revival

Defenseman Filip Hronek fell from favor last season in Detroit. He seemed like a possible trade candidate in the offseason. But that didn’t happen. And under new coach Derek Lalonde, Hronek has been among the team’s most consistent contributors. His 46.7 Corsi rating is best among Red Wings defensemen. He’s tied for fourth in team scoring with 11 points. Moritz Seider is the only player with more playing time than Hronek. He has benefited by the coaching change.


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