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.
Patrice Bergeron is an incredible and inspiring leader known around the League. 🐻 pic.twitter.com/37fNQsagVf
— NHL (@NHL) July 26, 2023
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.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Michigan State is counting on big things from Detroit draft pick Red Savage
- Former Red Wings defenseman Slava Fetisov doesn’t see himself returning to the coaching profession
- Detroit will have plenty of cap space if the club is going to go after UFAs in the summer of 2024
- Red Wings 2022 draftee Dmitri Buchelnikov wll play playing for Russia’s U23 team
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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