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The Daily: Bergeron Retirement Isn’t Boosting Red Wings Playoff Chances; Hurricanes Lock up Aho Long Term

Red Wings remain long shots to be 2023-24 playoff participants



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Patrice Bergeron's retirement was of no help to the playoff odds of the Red Wings.

Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron was announcing his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday, not that it was offering much hope to the Detroit Red Wings. While not entirely unexpected, Bergeron’s decision certainly sent shockwaves through Boston and the Atlantic Division in general.

What it didn’t do was offer much of a boost to the playoff odds of the Red Wings. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Detroit is still set at a betting line of +250 to qualify for the 2023-24 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Wings are being given -320 odds to miss the playoffs for an eighth succesive season.

In the Atlantic Division, the Montreal Canadiens (+1700) are the only team oddsmakers are saddling with a longer betting line to be postseason participants next season.

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Red Wings Offseason

The AHL Chicago Wolves were announcing on Wednesday the hiring of Dave Barr as an assistant coach. A longtime NHL forward, Barr played for the Red Wings from 1987-91. He would tally a career-high 27 goals with Detroit during the 1988-89 season.

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Boston: Freshly retired from the NHL, former Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is ready to become an uber driver for his children.

Buffalo: Long a problem for the club, goaltending continues to be an area of concern fof the Buffalo Sabres.

Montreal: Projected NHL standings for the 2023-24 Montreal Canadiens.

Pittsburgh: These three Pittsburgh Penguins players have the most to prove next season.

Philadelphia: Here’s why the Philadelphia Flyers will be improving as a team next season.

Islanders: The New York Islanders are awaiting a decision from Zach Parise on whether he’ll be retiring from the NHL.

Carolina: Locking up Sebastian Aho to a long-term pact is a done deal for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Chicago: Rockey Wirtz, chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks, is dead at the age of 70.

Colorado: Locking in center Ben Meyers to a one-year contract, the Colorado Avalanche now have their entire roster signed up for the 2023-24 NHL season.

Nashville: Are the Nashville Predators in on UFA forward Vladimir Tarasenko?

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Kings will be taking part in the rookie showcase tournament being conducted by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Vegas: After coach Bruce Cassidy was shutting down the country club atmosphere, the Vegas Golden Knights were winning the Stanley Cup.

San Jose: Which players are locks to be making the San Jose Sharks roster for the 2023-24 NHL season?