in the satirical political novelanimals farm “, the pig-controlled government issued a statement that said: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A similar statement could be issued about Detroit Red Wings players heading to the annual NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan from September 16-20.
All odds are equal in terms of receiving an invitation to play, but some odds are more equal in terms of immediate importance to the organization.
Keep in mind that other possibilities, such as Jonathan Bergren And Jared McKissack, they won’t be in the Prospect Championship. But they will be in training camp looking to build the Red Wings.
Here are six players of “immediate importance” to watch in this NHL Prospects tournament:
Defensman Simon Edvinson (6th overall 2021)
It has been suggested that Edvinson looked tired at the recent Junior World Championships. But we can be confident that nothing has changed from the Red Wings’ perspective. There is a good chance Edvinson will play in Detroit this season.
Edvinsson has less experience than Moritz Seider when he joined the Red Wings as a rookie last season. But his skis, 6-foot-6 frame, and snow-awareness indicate he’s ready for the opportunity.
He might be trying to do too much in the potential championship because he’s made it clear he wants to be in Detroit this season. Edvinson should be Laserman’s third pick in the first round of team formation.
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Left winger Elmer Soderblum (159th place in 2019).
He’s one of the most interesting players in the entire tournament because he’s 6 feet 8 feet tall and has exceptional hands. Take a look at some videos of his goals on Twitter. He was brilliant around the net and was one of Sweden’s best young players last season.
Imagine seeing Soderblom’s big body in front of Grid in the Red Wings power game.
The Red Wings don’t have much room on the list. But the Red Wings would love to have Soderblom play at such a high level that they have to make room for it. It will not be physical strength. This is not his game. But they think he could score at the NHL level, if not this season, then next.
The Red Wings are looking for Soderblom to give them a reason to keep him. They have high potential.
Goalkeeper Sebastian Cosa (20th overall standings 2021)
What we have to remember about Sebastian Koussa is that he is 19 years old. Already, some fans on social media are wondering aloud if the Red Wings made the right decision when they drafted Cossa over Sweden’s Jesper Wallstedt.
Wallstedt was named the best goalkeeper at the World Junior Championships after leading Sweden to the bronze medal. Canada did not mention the apprentice kosa. Play only one game.
The Kosa v. Walstedt argument will not be settled for at least another three or four years. Wallstedt may be way ahead of Cossa by now, but there’s a long way to go. It takes longer to develop goals. It’s the exception when goalkeepers become a regular NHL player before the age of 23-25.
But this tournament is important to Koussa because the red wings need to decide what they will do with him next season. If he wants to become a professional now, Koussa must show the Red Wings that he is ready for this challenge. He can do that by playing well in this tournament and in the training camp.
However, historically, NHL teams send 19-year-old goalkeepers to a game of minor hockey. happened to Tristan Garry and Carter Hart.
Divinsmann Albert Johansson (60th overall 2019).
Johansson may be the most underrated player in the higher odds pool. Everyone understands he’s a top candidate, but he doesn’t offer the level of excitement in draft picking like Soderblom or Edvinsson.
But what Johansson lacks in pizza, he makes up for in a predictable layer of reliability. He has already scored 141 matches in the Swedish League and has established himself as a two-way defensive man with his confrontational playing style.
An NHL scout has now told Detroit Hockey League that Johansson will be an NHL defender, possibly No. 4. He will get the job done every night. The same scout said he thought Johansson would need time in the AHL, but thought he would quickly adapt to professional hockey in North America.
His mission at Traverse City is to be himself, play his game, and learn all he can about playing at the NHL level. You can learn a lot, even in Prospect بطولة
Hanas right wing crossover (55th place in 2020)
It’s as if Hanas has a blank slate coming into this tournament. The Red Wings are looking forward to seeing how they handle this level of competition. Hanas is coming off a strong WHL season. He scored 86 points in 63 matches.
But this tournament is a good opportunity for the red wings to see Hanas against some players who will be much older and more experienced than him.
Keep in mind that Hanas is already 20 years old, which means he can’t return to WHL. He is expected to play for Grand Rapids this season. This tournament will give the Red Wings an opportunity to gain a better understanding of where Hanas is on the development path.
Defenseman Donovan Sebrango (63rd overall 2020).
It’s easy to forget that Cibrango is still only 20 years old, and that’s because he’s already played 96 NHL games. COVID-19 has affected the development of some possibilities. But it helped Cibrango because he was able to play in the AHL instead of the Ontario Hockey League.
It’s as if Sebrango gained some fans when they watched him play effectively against players of his age group at the World Junior Championships. It was +7 in helping Canada to win the gold medal.
Cebrango is expected to be a defensive man at home, but Grand Rapids coach Ben Simon says he thinks Cebrango has some offensive upswing.
In this tournament, Red Wings will be looking for him to be one of the leaderboard. He’s been through this tournament before.
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