My buddy Casey is now the head writer at SB Nation's Detroit Red Wing blog, Winging it in Motown. Subject matter aside, it's pretty good so I recommend it. In fact, I answered some questions for him, so check that out.
It's the beginning of the year, so let's catch up with our Red Wing knowledge shall we..
Detroit always seems to favor veterans, and it doesn't seem like there are too many great prospects from 18-25 in the system right now that are close to making the NHL, is that true or false? Who are some of the AHL or draft pick guys that Penguins fans should keep an eye on that may play roles in the NHL in the near future?
Seriously, Mike Modano's going to play with the Red Wings? How weird is that to not see him in the North Stars/Stars organization and see him in your teams jersey?
Which departed player leaves the biggest shoes to fill? Is there anyone really?
How do you see Steve Yzerman doing in his new job as Tampa GM? Do you think he'll be able to replicate Detroit's success and model of running a team?
Will the Wings be adversely affected by not having Yzerman around for the first time in forever, or does the rest of the strong front office staff pick that slack up and move on without missing much of a beat?
Given the state of the tough Central division, who do you see as the Red Wings' primary obstacle to win the division in 2010-11? Do you think Detroit wins it this year? If not how many teams in the division finish the year better and who will they be?
Thanks again to Casey.