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Thoughts On The Wings

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Yzerman’s progress is remarkable, even for a man who was known as a great competitor during his playing days.

Here are 18 thoughts on his first 18 months in office.

Depth charge
Only having one effective line on offense was among the many things that hurt the Wings in 2019-20. Injuries to Mantha (28 games), Andreas Athanasiou (17) and Filip Zadina (17) limited coach Jeff Blashill’s options because the Wings had no depth. Yzerman addressed the dearth of effective forwards by signing Vladislav Namestnikov (2 years, $4 million) and Bobby Ryan (1 year, $1 million).