Red Wings mailbag: How late-season slide could influence offseason moves
Will the Detroit Red Wings’ late-season slide prompt general manager Steve Yzerman to be more aggressive in altering the roster this summer? The Red Wings could use two top-nine forwards, a couple of defensemen and a goaltender. However, do you think this decline at the season’s end will make it difficult for Yzerman to land good free agents? The Red Wings will want a veteran goalie to pair with him there, whether that’s Calvin Pickard or someone else. Q: “Too bad the Red Wings didn’t sign Keith Petruzzelli and not insist that he went back to college.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
Red Wings prospect Keith Petruzzelli finalist for Hobey Baker Award
Detroit Red Wings goaltending prospect Keith Petruzzelli has steadily improved in each of his four seasons at Quinnipiac University. This season has been his best, and he was recognized for it Wednesday by being named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award for the top player in college hockey. Petruzzelli, 22, is 17-6-4, with a 1.78 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in 27 appearances in 2020-21. The Red Wings selected Petruzzelli (6-5, 185) in the third round in 2017 (88th overall). The other Hobey Baker finalists are:Matt Boldy, So., F, Boston CollegeCole Caufield, So., F, WisconsinDavid Farrance, Sr., D, Boston UniversityDylan Holloway, So., F, WisconsinSpencer Knight, So., G, Boston CollegeJack LaFontaine, Sr., G, MinnesotaDryden McKay, Jr., G, Minnesota StateShane Pinto, So., F, North DakotaOdeen Tufto, Sr., F, QuinnipiacMore: How Red Wings prospects fared in 2019-20mlive.com