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Five Ways Red Wings Can Make Up For Lost Vrana Goals | DHN+

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Minus forward Jakub Vrana (shoulder sugery), the Detroit Red Wing must find ways to account for goals they were expecting from him in 2021-22.

The answer to the question from Detroit Red Wings forward Filip Zadina was as brutally honest and it must be frightenly blunt in the eyes of Red Wings fans.

Expected goals is a category the analytics crowd embraces lovingly. In the case of forward Jakub Vrana, it’s fair to say that the Red Wings were expecting a lot of goals from him this season. After all, he scored eight times in his first 11 games with the team.

Shoulder surgery last month assures that Vrana won’t be contributing any goals for the next four months. So how are the Wings planning on filling this offensive void?

That’s the question Zadina was pondering. His answer wasn’t exactly reassuring.

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