Game Day Updates
Kivlenieks will start in net for his first NHL action in more than a year.
— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) May 7, 2021
Not even a “gameday” update, but Dylan Larkin’s best bud switching agents before he goes into next season and then becomes a free agent is interesting to me at least.
This article will post before we know fully whether Smith will still be on the Taxi Squad at gametime, but I don’t know why they would have called him up otherwise so I’m penciling him into the lineup (on a line based on my best guess) and you can yell at me later when I’m wrong.
Jakub Vrana – Michael Rasmussen – Valtteri Filppula
Adam Erne – Vladislav Namestnikov – Filip Zadina
Givani Smith/ Evgeny Svechnikov – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner
Darren Helm – Luke Glendening – Richard Panik
Dennis Cholowski – Filip Hronek
Marc Staal – Troy Stecher
Danny DeKeyser- Gustav Lindstrom
Oliver Bjorkstrand – Max Domi – Cam Atkinson
Mikhail Grigorenko – Jack Roslovic – Emil Bemstrom
Liam Foudy – Kevin Stenlund – Patrik Laine
Eric Robinson – Ryan MacInnis – Nathan Gerbe
Michael Del Zotto – Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov – AndrewPeeke
Scott Harrington- Gavin Bayreuther
1. Try not to embarrass the sport
Seems pretty easy to not do, but this week has been a challenge all over hockey
2. Maybe just play without a goalie
I’m very torn because I always want to see the Wings play well, but I very much want them to lose the last two games of the season because I don’t think these last games are as important for development of a team missing so many pieces as it is for draft lottery positioning.
3. Nope, just two keys. That’s it