We get our first look at the Derek Lalonde era of the Red Wings.
And during the team’s annual draft, there was certainly plenty of talk about some of the organization’s top young players — including the possibility of some of them being on the opening night roster.
Here’s what we learned from Yzerman’s comments on Wednesday.
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Yzerman isn’t guaranteeing anything for the 19-year-old defenseman, but insisted Wednesday that he thinks Edvinson has a “good chance” to make the team, adding that the team is “happy with a lot of things about us.” It was seen in the competition.
The 2021 No. 6 pick certainly has NHL size at 6-feet-6-inches, 209 pounds, according to the camp roster released Wednesday, but it’s the combination of sureness, mobility and hands at that size that make him such an impressive prospect. The big question is, is he ready to bring those tools to the world’s best league?
When the Red Wings open camp, it looks like there’s a right path for Edvinson, especially with left shooting guard Jack Wallman on the shelf until mid-November after shoulder surgery.
Edvinsson showed a lot in the SHL last season, showing that he is ready to play with men in perhaps Europe’s best league.