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The Daily: Red Wings Gostisbehere Talks Power Play; Are Bruins Potential Zadina Suitors?

Gostisbehere has more than one-third of his NHL points on the power play



Shayne Gostisbehere, Red Wings
Red Wings D Shayne Gostisbehere has scored 27 power-plays goals as an NHLer.

One of the key elements to Shayne Gostisbehere’s arrival to the Detroit Red Wings will be in how beneficial he could prove to be to the club’s power play.

Over his NHL career, he’s proven to be a power-play specialist. Gostisbehere has accounted for 31% of his goals (27 of 87) and 35.3% of his assists (79 of 224) while his team was enjoying the man advantage. So when the veteran defenseman speaks to what makes for an effective power-play unit, you’d be wise to listen.

In his opinion, familiarity is what breeds power-play success.

“To be honest I think the biggest thing for power plays is obviously familiarity, just playing with each other,” Gostisbehere said. “I think one of the biggest things is you get a comfort level playing with guys. You know where the outs are, you know where a guy’s gonna be.

“Obviously puck movement and chemistry are big things but I think for any good power plays out there, you see that they’ve been together for a while, number one. The way they move the puck, they just know where everyone is going to be. You just get used to guys and it helps a lot.”

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  • Detroit second round pick Shai Buium is counting on having a huge junior year with the Denver Pioneers
  • Detroit prospect Dylan James was making progress during his freshman season with North Dakota

Red Wings Offseason

The new coach of the AHL Toronto Marlies is former NHL defenseman John Gruden. While it’s true that Gruden never played for the Red Wings, he’s been all around Detroit during his career. As a player, he skated with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins and IHL Detroit Vipers. Gruden’s coaching career includes stops with Detroit Little Caesars and the OHL Flint Firebirds. He’s also participated in events with the Red Wings Alumni Association.

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