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The Daily: One Key Pens’ GM Candidate?; Red Wings Prospect Hot in Playoffs



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Forward Alexandre Doucet may be the forgotten Detroit Red Wings prospect of this spring’s playoffs. He is currently averaging two points per game (five goals, 12 points in six games) for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The Red Wings signed him as an undrafted free agent on March 1. Presumably, he will be headed to the Grand Rapids Griffins next season.

But Doucet’s emphasis today is on Game 3 of the Halifax best-of-seven series against Moncton. The series is tied 1-1 going into tonight’s game in Moncton.

Halifax acquired Doucet during the season to bolster the team’s offense. In 36 games with Halifax. Doucet scored 31 goals in the the regular season. Counting his previous production for the Val D’Or Foreurs earlier this season, Doucet had 58 goals and 115 points in 70 games in the QMJHL season.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  •  Why Red Wings prospect defenseman Eemil Viro benefited from going down to the Toledo Walleye for several games. He will be with the Walleye for the playoffs.
  •  If the Red Wings would have made the playoffs, Robby Fabbri would have tried to play.
  • Ville Husso played 56 games this season and wants to achieve a higher level of conditioning this summer to make sure he is strong for the playoffs next season.

Red Wings’ Offseason

The Red Wings  are preparing for the 2023 NHL draft. The Red Wings have two first-round picks, three first-round picks and a five percent shot at landing Connor Bedard in the NHL draft lottery.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Captain Patrice Bergeron is officially listed as “questionable” for Game 2 against the Florida Panthers. He has an injury and an illness.  Boston Bruins. 

Colorado: The Avalanche had a failure to execute in a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken in Game 1 of their playoff series. Colorado Avalanche. 

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Florida: All signs point to Alex Lyon being back in net for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins.  Florida Panthers. 

Montreal: Marco D’Amico takes a deep dive into the possible Montreal outcomes in the NHL draft lottery. Montreal Canadiens. 

Philadelphia: Everyone is on board with Cutter Gauthier’s decision to stay another year at Boston College. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski writes about four Penguins GM candidates and one of them checks all of the boxes. Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose: Is former San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson ready to return to the NHL? Hockey insider Elliotte Friedman reports that Wilson’s health has improved to the point of that he’s thinking about returning in some capacity. San Jose Sharks.

Vegas: Captain Mark Stone showed plenty of emotion in his press conference Monday. He’s back after being out three months with yet another back injury. Vegas Golden Knights