Red Wings mailbag: Sorting out goaltending scenarios
Goaltending was a position of strength entering the season for the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings are tied for 27th in goals-against per game (3.58), an area they expected to improve upon from last season (3.00). He is 2-5-1, with a 4.64 goals-against average and .849 save percentage in his past nine appearances. Goaltending was among the topics on the minds of MLive readers in the latest Red Wings mailbag:Q: Who’s going to be paired with Nedeljkovic in net next season? Among previous Red Wings goalies, Jimmy Howard needed four years with the Griffins and Petr Mrazek two-plus seasons in the AHL before reaching the NHL full-time.mlive.com
Red Wings mailbag: What does future hold for top goalie prospect?
The Detroit Red Wings have a good supply of young forwards, either on their roster (Filip Zadina, Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith) or in the pipeline (Joe Veleno, Lucas Raymond, Jonatan Berggren). I think Keith’s decision is, does he stay in school or does he leave? If Petruzzelli doesn’t return to college, the Red Wings will have until Aug. 15 to sign him or he will become a free agent. – BrianA: The Red Wings announced Berggren’s signing on Thursday. – BillA: The Red Wings’ goal-against average improved from a league-worst 3.73 in 2019-20 to 20th at 3.00 this season.mlive.com
Ranking Detroit Red Wings prospects: Nos. 11-15
The Detroit Red Wings have drafted in the top 10 the past three seasons and have had a slew of extra second- and third-round selections over the past four years. He struggled, however, for the first two months of 2019-20 and was sent to Grand Rapids. He needs to add strength and show he can be a more consistent offensive threat to get another opportunity in Detroit. 167)2019-20 club: Grand Rapids (AHL)/Toledo (ECHL)2019-20 stats: Grand Rapids 7 GP, 2-5-0, 4.01 GAA, .843 save percentage; Toledo 10 GP, 4-6-0, 2.72 GAA, .910 save percentage. More: Ranking Red Wings prospects 16-20mlive.com
Red Wings sign Denver goalie Filip Larsson to entry-level deal
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings have signed University of Denver goalie Filip Larsson to a three-year entry-level contract. He was selected by the Red Wings in the 6th round (167th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Larsson played in 22 games for Denver this season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Veteran Jimmy Howard is expected to split the next season with Jonathan Bernier. Related: Red Wings sign goalie Jimmy Howard to 1-year extension