They even matched Glendening against the 6'9" Russian defenseman during Development Camp. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Leigh Photography

The Detroit Red Wings Hate Luke Glendening

As Training Camp commenced I decided to take a look at the rosters for each team.

Team Howe, Team Delvecchio, and Team Lindsay all have stellar top line units, but once I began to look at the second line for each tea I found out just how much the Red Wings do not want Luke Glendening to succeed.

Glendening is the center on a line that includes Mikael Samuelsson and Jordin Tootoo. If that is not cruel and unusual punishment, I do not know what is.

Luke Glendening signed a one-year two-way deal with the Red Wings during the offseason and then they gave him the toughest assignment during Camp.

Samuelsson was more useful to the Red Wings when he was on IR and Tootoo will never be much more than a fighter.

I understand the Red Wings wanting to test Glendening to see if he can step up to the challenge that comes with a contract from the Red Wings, but they did not have to chain him to two giant boulders. Even the character from Idiocracy was only chained to one boulder and he was the smartest guy on the planet.

Glendening is hoping to be a call-up during the season, but after being saddled with Sammy and Tootoo during Training Camp, he might be looking forward to another full season in the AHL.

OK, so the Red Wings do not actually hate Luke Glendening, but they are making it awfully difficult for him during Training Camp and through the scrimmages.

Although if thing continue on their current path he w ill not have t play with them for long because Samuelsson will hurt his other peck and Tootto will be a healthy scratch for the rest of Training Camp.

Maybe he will be the lucky center to pick up Daniel “No Knees” Cleary to be on his wing!

Good luck, Luke. You will need it.

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