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Detroit Red Wings, Lucas Raymond

Detroit Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond is showing growth as a player, evidenced by Team Sweden’s decision to name him one of the alternate captains for the national team competing at the World Championships.

Former Red Wings players Jacob De la Rose is the other alternate captain. Anaheim Ducks player Jakub Silfverberg is the captain.

The Swedes open the tournament Friday with a game against Moritz Seider’s German team. USA, with Derek Lalonde as one of the assistant coaches, plays Finland on Friday.

Raymond has played impressive hockey in pre-tournament action. He posted three goals and three assists in three games at the Czech Hockey Games.

Red Wings’ Offseason

The Red Wings didn’t qualify for playoffs, but former Detroit player Marc Staal is playing for the Stanley Cup betting favorite. He’s averaging more than 20 minutes per game on the Florida Panthers’ defense. He’s +2 in 11 games.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Sebastian Cossa made 43 saves for the Toledo Walleye in a 2-1 win against the Cincinnati Cyclones in Game 3. The Walleye are up 3-0 in the Kelly Cup playoff series.
  • Red Wings’ 2022 draft pick Owen Mehlenbacher (picked 201st overall)  is playing for the Fargo Force in the USHL’s Clark Cup Final.
  • Dominik Kubalik’s goal production is close to where the Red Wings want it to be.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: GM Don Sweeney made it crystal clear: “We are not going to be the same team.” Boston Bruins.

Buffalo: The Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers series could impact what happens to the Rochester Amerks vs. Toronto Marlies series. Buffalo Sabres. 

Chicago Blackhawks: Nate Brown looks at how No. 1 picks have fared. Chicago Blackhawks. 

Colorado: Who are the free agents the Colorado Avalanche want to keep? Evan Rodrigues could be among the departing players. Colorado Avalanche. 

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Philadelphia: Flyers officially hire Keith Jones and Danny Briere as their management team. Philadephia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Report says Penguins will  keep the same management structure with both a president and a general manager. Pittsburgh Penguins

Vegas:  Given the ugliness at the end of Game 4, we could see suspensions in the Vegas-Edmonton series. Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington GM Brian MacLellan says the Capitals’ coaching search is just beginning. Washington Capitals.