At the Detroit Red Wings’ conclusion of training camp, the perennially-popular arena anthem The Final Countdown came to mind. In that song, the lyrics suggest, “We’re leavin’ together. But still it’s farewell. And maybe we’ll come back . . . who can tell?”
For the Red Wings, Monday is the final cutdown and those words also seem appropriate. This was the day the clubs had be down to a 23-player roster.
They did so by releasing veteran forward Bobby Ryan from his pro tryout and assigning center Joe Veleno to AHL Grand Rapids
You might think this is a stressful time within the confines of the Red Wings dressing room but captain Dylan Larkin insists you’d be dead wrong.