GM Steve Yzerman thinks Red Wings will be better after wave of changes

Detroit — A brand new training body of workers, many new faces within the lineup, and anticipated development from the holdovers who’re a yr older and extra skilled.

That’s the Red Wings as they get ready Thursday for the primary observe of coaching camp, and all of it blends into an outlook this is extra promising than it is been lately.

In his state-of-the-team deal with Wednesday, common supervisor Steve Yzerman expressed optimism heading into coaching camp that this roster must be aggressive.

“We’ve made several changes; we signed some free agents in the offseason, with the idea it would improve our team,” Yzerman stated. “We’re hopeful our young players continue to take a step forward, and again, with the hope of becoming a better hockey team.”

No doubt, it is a different-looking Red Wings staff.

Start in the back of the bench, the place new head trainer Derek Lalonde takes over. Lalonde has been a head trainer on each stage however the NHL, as he’s taking over training tasks for Jeff Blashill, who was once no longer retained after lacking the playoffs for 6 consecutive seasons.

Then, at the ice, Yzerman was once competitive within the offseason roster reconstruction, obtaining goaltender Ville Husso in a business, and signing free-agent forwards Andrew Copp, David Perron and Dominik Kubalik, and defensemen Ben Chiarot, Olli Maatta, Mark Pysyk and Robert Hagg.

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