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Predicting Detroit Red Wings' opening night lineup after Steve Yzerman shakes up roster

We’re months away from the Detroit Red Wings playing again, but Steve Yzerman recently made a bunch of changes to the roster, creating fresh and intriguing possibilities for the opening lineup.

The 2020-21 season, or 2021 as we may as well call it, looks to be in the 50-game range with a start in February. The NHL playoffs, broadcast by NBC, have to be finished before July 23, which is when the 2021 Summer Olympics are scheduled to start. Of course, all of this is at the mercy of this pandemic.

The Wings haven’t played since March 10, when their record dropped to 17-49-5 after losing to the Carolina Hurricanes.