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The Daily: Red Wings Add Fireworks to Offense; Improved ‘Hawks



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Earlier this week, it seemed possible that 18-goal scorer Robby Fabbri might get a chance to be on Detroit’s second line this season. Today, he’s in Anaheim and Detroit’s top two lines boast four wingers who have all scored 30 or more goals in a season.

Wednesday’s acquisition of Vladimir Tarasenko has dramatically altered the look of Detroit’s offense going into the 2024-25 season. Bob Duff wrote the Tarasenko trade story.

Tarasenko has netted 20 or more goals eight times during his career, including last season when he totaled 23 while playing for the Ottawa and then the Florida Panthers. He has scored 30 or more six times.  It’s likely Tarasenko ends up on a line with Patrick Kane who scored 20 or more goals 16 times. He boasts five seasons of scoring 30 or more.

He also has won the Stanley Cup twice, including this past season when he had five goals to help Panthers win their first NHL championship.

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Red Wings Offseason

One player to watch in training camp is Elmer Soderblom. After a slow start, the 6-foot-8 forward finished with 13 goals in 61 games.  Seven of his goals came in his last 20 regular-season games.  The Red Wings could use his size. He weighs almost 250 pounds. It wears down opponents to deal with his size. If the Red Wings carry 13 forwards, he could be a candidate to make the team. The issues standing in his way: Detroit could have three goalies on their roster and they many need to carry eight defensemen to protect Albert Johansson from being claimed on waivers. Johansson will be competing with William Lagesson for that No. 8 spot.

Hockey Now Network

Chicago: Newcomer Alex Martinez believes the Blackhawks have a chance to be “pretty good.” Nate Brown has the details. Chicago Blackhawks.

New Jersey: James Nichols has the latest on Dawson Mercer’s contract negotiations. New Jersey Devils.

San Jose: What Sam Dickinson would have to do to make the Sharks roster this season. San Jose Sharks.