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Red Wings Begin Season: What to Look For



Olli Maatta, Red Wings

Game Facts

Tonight: Red Wings at New Jersey

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Prueential Center, Newark, N.J.

TV/Radio: ESPN+&Hulu/97.1 FM

Thing to Look For

In the Red Wings’ seven man defensive corps, there’s bound to be an odd man out. Tonight’s healthy scratch is Olli Maatta after coach Derek Lalonde confirmed he will have 18 skaters tonight. …

2023 top draft choice Nate Danielson, after making quite a favorable impression in his first Red Wings training camp, scored the game-winning goal for Brandon (WHL) in his team’s 1-0 overtime win last night. …

Ville Husso wasn’t happy with the way last season ended with the Red Wings. He’s feeling better about this year’s team: “I think we are already starting a little ahead of last year. At the end of the day it’s still up to us to make it happen on the ice. We just gotta be ready when the puck drops.  It’s a new season, a new start. There is no magic, really. It’s just hard work in the summer and get out and enjoy the game at the same time, too.” …

In all the hype of a new season and new beginnings, here’s a reminder that it’s a long season and not to put too much stock in short-term success. …