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Defenseman Albert Johansson (23) fights for position for the Grand Rapids Griffins (Photo/Griffinshockey)

Bob Duff’s latest article explains there are multiple reasons why the Detroit Red Wings could regress next season. The expected infusion of prospects is chief among those reasons.

Detroit draft picks Simon Edvinsson, Albert Johansson and Jonatan Berggren are likely going to be on the team. Marco Kasper could be on the roster. Elmer Soderblom is also in the mix to be on the parent club.

Younger players make more mistakes, and the margin of error for Detroit to qualify for the post season is small. While Detroit’s team is improving, the rosters in Montreal, Ottawa and Buffalo are also improving.

Duff also points out the Detroit power play may not be as strong if Patrick Kane and Shayne Gostisbehere are lost to free agency. The team’s place among the top 10 NHL power play is a primary reason why Detroit challenge for the playoffs in 2023-24. Check out Duff’s insightful article.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Bob Duff offers five reasons why the Red Wings could regress next season. One reason is the Red Wings plan to use some younger players such as Simon Edvinsson and Albert Johansson on defense.

The Grand Rapids Griffins signed college free agent Gabriel Seger, a Swedish player from Cornell.

The Red Wings have swung and missed on some draft picks in the first and second rounds in recent years. Tim Robinson looks at some of the players they should have drafted including Alex DeBrincat. 

Red Wings Offseason

Former Detroit Red Wings’ first round pick Tom McCollum, 34, is transferring from Eisbaren Regensburg of the German second division to the Belfast Giants. The Red Wings drafted him 30th overall in 2008. In Sweden, former Detroit player Mathias Brome is leaving Orebo and moving to Lulea

Hockey Now Network

Buffalo: Jason Moser offers three free agents the Sabres should avoid at all costs. Buffalo Sabres.

Chicago: Nate Brown explains why drafting Michigan State defenseman defenseman Artyom Levshunov would make some sense for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Florida: Sasha Barkov “feels good” after Draisaitl blow to the heard. Florida Panthers.

Montreal: Marc Dumont explains why the Habs could move Carey Price’s contact in July. What would the Tampa Bay Lightning to use Price’s LTIR to help their salary cap outlook? Montreal Canadiens.