Detroit Red Wings: Five Reasons For Improvement in 21-22

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Pius Suter Signs Two-Year Deal

Pius Suter will join familiar company when he joins the Red Wings.  Suter played with Tyler Bertuzzi and Robby Fabbri in Guelph (OHL) when the trio led the Storm to an OHL Championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup in 2014.

Suter will be counted on to replace Valtteri Filppula as the center on the second line.  This line will most likely feature Fabbri and Filip Zadina.  This is an upgrade as Suter is only 25, and scored 27 points in 55 games during his rookie season in Chicago.

He is a terrific signing for a team in a re-build.  Suter’s deal carries a cap hit of $3,250,000 for two years.

Final Thoughts

The Detroit Red Wings should be improved as they enter the 2021-22 season.  The team does not appear to be ready to challenge for a playoff spot, but do appear to be a better team both offensively and defensively.  This should translate into a team that is more entertaining as they transition into the next phase of the re-build.  The possible addition of youngsters Joe Veleno, Jonatan Berggren and Lucas Raymond by next season will help accelerate the team to a point where they can challenge on a nightly basis.

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