Dec 19, 2022
JAKUB VRANA HAS RETURNED. Finally, a small bit of good news for the Detroit Red Wings.
Tune in as we discuss Detroit's frustrating loss to the Ottawa Senators, including special teams letting down Derek Lalonde's squad, Dylan Larkin playing injured, Filip Hronek & Jake Walman doing well while the Ben Chiarot - Moritz Seider pairing continues to produce mixed results, Husso's efforts, break-in woes, & more (5:35). We also take a look at the outlook for Hockeytown, whether the playoffs are still possible, how this may affect Steve Yzerman's trade deadline strategy, & more (15:30).
Of course, the surprising but welcome news that Jakub Vrana has been made eligible to return to the Detroit Red Wings by the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. What kind of impact can he have? How long will it take him to get to game speed? What's next? (25:10)
We're joined by Tony Ferrari of The Hockey news to talk all things 2023 NHL Draft (including Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Matvei Michkov, & more), Red Wings prospects (Mazur, Kasper, Buchelnikov), & the 2023 World Juniors (33:31). Also, Alexander Ovechkin's hunt to pass Gordie Howe's 801 goals (56:05), the Vancouver Canucks making players like Horvat and Hughes available (1:01:30), the NHL's proposed scheduling change (1:05:50), and LOTS more - enjoy!
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