RED WINGS WAIVE VRANA - Jan 5th, 2023
Manage episode 351756106 series 80311
In a wild and unexpected 24 hours, Steve Yzerman made the decision to waive Jakub Vrana, Detroit Red Wings fans waited nervously, and Vrana cleared waivers to go down to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Tune in as we begin by dissecting the decision to waive Vrana over the likes of Adam Erne, Alex Nedeljkovic, Elmer Soderblom, Joe Veleno, or Jonatan Berggren, how Vrana's cap hit or stint in the Player Assistance Program may have led to him clearing, whether Vrana's conditioning is a factor, how he may fit into Lalonde's system, & lots more (4:45).
We also analyze Alex Nedeljkovic's conditioning stint in the AHL (and his strong 1st win), the decision to keep the young guns (Berggren, Veleno, Soderblom) in, & more (27:37). Also, what happens when Filip Zadina (32:23) & Tyler Bertuzzi (37:25) are ready to return in a couple weeks?
We also recap Detroit's loss to the New Jersey Devils, including the only goal from Lucas Raymond (assists to Dylan Larkin & Moritz Seider), their special teams vs 5 on 5 efforts, & Husso's performance (44:10) before covering the World Juniors (Czechia over Sweden, Canada & Connor Bedard over USA) (48:00) & lots more - enjoy!
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