The Detroit Red Wings have one prospect at the World Junior Championships and he has a good shot at playing for a medal.
Red Savage’s USA squad is favored against Germany in today’s 5 p.m. quarterfinal (NHL Network). If USA reaches the semifinal, it is guaranteed to play for either the gold or bronze.
Savage is one of the leaders for USA. He hasn’t been one of the team’s top scorers, but has been a presence. He was one of top minutes forwards in a vital 6-2 win against Finland. His efforts were appreciated by teammates as evidenced by the video below.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) January 1, 2023
The Red Wings took Savage 114th overall in 2021. He is playing college hockey at Miami (Ohio). He is the son of former NHLer Brian Savage.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
Jonatan Berggren has certainly showed that he deserves to stay with the Red Wings for the rest of the season.
Nate Brown of Detroit Hockey Now asks 21 questions about the Red Wings heading into 2023 as part of a three-part series.
Goalie Magnus Hellberg helped the Red Wings win an important game over the Ottawa Senators on New Year’s Eve.
Red Wings’ Next Game
The Red Wings (3-1-1 in their last five) are home Wednesday to face the New Jersey Devils. Robby Fabbri (knee surgery) and Jakub Vrana (NHL/NHLPA Players Assistance Program) are tracking toward returning to the lineup for this game, although no final decision has been reached.
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Boston: Weather could be a factor, but it’s “Game on” for the Winter Classic at Fenway Park between the Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston Bruins.
Colorado: Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now has a list of five things the Avalanche want to see in 2023. Colorado Avalanche.
Florida: Another Year, another loss for the struggling Florida Panthers. They are 3-7 in their last 10. Florida Panthers.
Montreal: MHN’s Marc Dumont offers the top three questions for the Canadiens heading into 2023. Montreal Canadiens.
New York: Stefan Rosner writes that the Noah Dobson’s overtime winner against the Oilers on New Year’s Day, 2022, was his coming out party. New York Islanders.
Philadelphia: The Flyers signed Western Hockey League defenseman Ethan Sampson. He could end up being one of the steals of the 2021 draft. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Kasperi Kapanan took a swing at his social media critics at Fenway Park. Pittsburgh Penguins.
San Jose: Sharks find more paths to hitting rock bottom in overtime loss to the Flyers. San Jose Sharks
Vegas: Defenseman Nicolas Hague has filled the void created by missing defenseman. Vegas Golden Knights
Washington: Alex Ovechkin netted a hat trick against Montreal and then shared a photo with the mothers of the Montreal team. Washington Capitals