Two of the top prospects in the Detroit Red Wings system were in the news in the past couple of days. That is was the two most prominent members of the club’s front office – and Detroit legends to boot – who were discussing their futures only was serving to make the discussion all the more intriguing.
Speaking at a public function, while Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman was allowing that defenseman Simon Edvinsson is progressing well in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. However, Stevie Y was also indicating that he didn’t anticipate Edvinsson will be ready for the start of training camp later this month.
Tage Thompson only had three goals and six assists in his first season in the NHL and he played 41 games.
Elmer Soderblom had five goals and three assists in his first season but only played 21 games.
Tage Thompson is 6'7
Elmer Soderblom is 6'8
— The Roman Circus (@PSPGamerGM) August 29, 2023
Meanwhile, seven-time Norris Trophy winner and Detroit’s vice-president of hockey operations Nicklas Lidstrom is still projecting a bright future ahead for left-winger Elmer Soderblom.
“He absolutely has the potential to break into the team this fall even if the competition is tough,” Lidstrom was telling Gunnar Nordstrom of Expressen.se about Soderblom.
Since he only played 21 games for the Red Wings last season, Soderblom still qualifies as an NHL rookie.
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Chicago: Prospect Paul Ludwinski is looking for a fresh start with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Colorado: Offseason addition Ross Colton has made his arrival to begin skating with his new Colorado Avalanche teammates.
Nashville: Goaltender Dylan Wells is accepting a PTO to attend training camp with the Nashville Predators.
Vegas: Taking sides on point projections for the Vegas Golden Knights this season.
Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins are already partaking in informal skates. Newcomers Lars Eller and Reilly Smith are participating.
Philadelphia: Morgan Frost has signed a contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Islanders: Expectations for New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson.
Washington: Andrew Cristall’s hockey IQ makes him a top prospect for the Washington Capitals.
Carolina: Martin Necas says his focus won’t be on a contract extension. He’s readying for training camp with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Ottawa Senators are projected to have under $1M in cap space, and Shane Pinto is still without a deal.
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) September 6, 2023
Boston: If the Shane Pinto trade speculation is legit, then the Boston Bruins must be suitors.
Buffalo: The Buffalo Sabres are plotting to keep fans of visiting teams from attending games at Keybank Arena.
Florida: Playing a starring role for the Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers, Matthew Tkachuk says he’s the luckiest player in hockey.
Montreal: How the Montreal Canadiens are approaching a contract extension for netminder Samuel Montembeault.