Mar 16, 2023
With the dust settled after the NHL Trade Deadline and into the final stages of the season, it's time to take stock fo the Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman's moves so far, and the future of the Yzerplan.
First, a quick recap of the snoozefest in Smashville, as the Red Wings fell to the Nashville Predators and Alex Chiasson's net-front power play goal streak continued, as well as a quick look at Detroit's standing in the race for Connor Bedard (4:05). Also, quick updates on Marco Kasper's accolades and William Wallinder's potential handedness in Rogle compared to Hockeytown (9:50).
We're excited to have the whole crew for another Red Wings Roundtable, as Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit & Prashanth Iyer join the show to assess Yzerman's moves to trade Bertuzzi, Hronek, Vrana, & Sundqvist, discuss whether the free agency acquisitions of Copp, Maatta, Chiarot, Husso, & others were a mistake in retrospect, & what Lalonde's club has in store for next season. Also, what will Yzerman do to fill in gaps at defense behind Moritz Seider and scoring alongside Dylan Larkin & Lucas Raymond (12:40)?
Next, our 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile on the skilled but divisive Andrew Cristall (55:55), as well as some NHL news (including Gary Bettman & the salary cap, the Ottawa Senators sale, & expansion) (1:07:45) before taking your questions during Overtime (1:11:25) - enjoy!
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Max's Article: https://theathletic.com/4301150/2023/03/13/red-wings-moritz-seider-season-stretch/