Connect with us

Detroit Red Wings

It Will Take a ‘Beautiful Mind’ to Determine the Red Wings’ Final Roster | DHN+



Joe Veleno, Detroit Red Wings
Joe Veleno is among a small number of rookies with a shot to make the Detroit Red Wings' roster

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill opted for a movie reference to explain how personnel permutations and equations are swirling in his head these days as he contemplates the team’s final roster.

“It’s a little bit like that movie, ‘A Beautiful Mind,”‘  Blashill said. “You have all these numbers and we have an excel spreadsheet we work off of. We plan it ahead of time and then three guys get hurt and you kind of re-plan it.”

The difference is the Russell Crowe character was dealing with hallucinations in the film and Blashill faces reality that he only has 16 days until Detroit’s season opener. The Red Wings play the defending Stanley Cup Tampa Lightning at home on October 14.

This content is for DHN+ subscribers only. You can join us for only $3.49 per month or $29.99 for an entire year!

Join us! –OR– Log in

Welcome to your new home for Detroit Red Wings breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to DHN+ for all of our members-only content from Kevin Allen, Bob Duff and the National Hockey Now network.

Sign Up!

Get the very best in Detroit Red Wings and NHL breaking news, analysis and opinion delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.