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Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said recently  he hoped that some of the improvement in the team’s offensive production next season will come from players already on the team. One of the players he was talking about is Jonatan Berggren.

The Red Wings hope Berggren becomes more consistent and productive. The plan would be his 15 goals and 28 points from last season become 20 goals and 40 to 50 points in 2023-24.

Based on how sharp he looks at the World Championships, that scenario at least seems plausible. He is the only Swedish player to have at least one point in all four of their wins.  He had a goal in Sweden’s 7-1 win against Hungary and was glib interviewee after the contest, especially about the fact that Hungary only ended up with nine shots.

According to a translation of the aftonbladt.se article, gave his goalie, Jesper Wallstadt, the business for having an easy workload.

“We joked a bit with Jeppe Wallstedt that he had to go and ride a few circles,” Berggren told Aftonbadt. “Maybe he didn’t have much to do. ”

We presume Berggren was talking about riding a stationary bike. Wallstadt didn’t dispute the idea he had a light day.  “I’m not going to lie that it was a bit boring today,” Minnesota Wild prospect goalkeeper Wallstedt said.

 

Red Wings’ Offseason

Most of the mock drafts have the Red Wings claiming a forward with their No. 9 selection in the draft. But there are a couple of defensemen that might interest the Red Wings. We hear the Red Wings like David Reinbacher, an Austrian defenseman playing for Kloten in Switzerland.  He’s 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. One of his lures: he’s a right-shot defenseman and the Red Wings don’t have many of those in the system. One problem: A few of the mock drafts have Reinbacher going at No. 8 to Washington.  His stock has been rising. He has good offensive instincts and will play the body.

Red Wings In Case You Missed IT

  • Red Wings player Dominik Kubalik is the World Championships in points.
  • Detroit coach Derek Lalonde’s focus in Finland is helping USA win a medal. Medals have been rare for the Americans t the World Championship.
  • The Marco Kasper injury rehab is on schedule. He should be ready by training camp.
  • Jaromir Jagr said Petr Klima was a more talented player than he was.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Would the Bruins trade presumptive Vezina trophy favorite Linus Ullmark? According to Jimmy Murphy, that’s one o the possibilities the Bruins have to consider. Boston Bruins. 

Buffalo: Mike Augello writes that the Sabres need to add a veteran defenseman. That could go a long way toward getting them back in the playoffs Buffalo Sabres.

Chicago: Nate Brown looks at whether Drew Commesso is the next Corey Crawford. Chicago Blackhawks.

Florida: Every time the the Panthers have needed a hero, Matthew Tkachuk has stepped up. That’s Colby Guy’s take for Florid Hockey Now. Florida Panthers. 

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Pittsburgh: Dave Molinari discusses what really should matter when ownership decides on a new general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Vegas: When it comes to Robin Lehner, the Golden Knights not “up to speed” about how he is doing. Vegas Golden Knights.