3 Best Takeaway’s From the Red Wings 2021-22 Season

Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider Celebrate after Red Wings Goal.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider Celebrate after Red Wings Goal.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Red Wings get top pick in the 2021 NHL entry draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Another Year, Another Red Wings Top 10 Pick

The Red Wings are finishing the season in the lottery which gives them odds for the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL entry draft. Now, it’s unlikely that they actually get the first overall pick, it could happen which would be awesome.

The Red Wings have had six consecutive seasons picking inside the top 10. That stat is kind of depressing to think about, but it’s true. But for every bad thing that happens, the world finds a balance. Their current struggles gives them a higher pick that they can build around moving forward as they look to rebuild their dynasty.

There are multiple top players in this years 2022 NHL entry draft which makes this draft not overly important. However, there is a clear cut first overall pick and get this- it’s the position that the Red Wings need most: Center.

The Red Wings center depth is terrible, but being able to get a second-line center like Shane Wright, would solve those problems almost immediately.

Shane Wright has been a highly touted recruit and prospect since he was 15 years old, and he hasn’t disappointed in his time with Kingstown. Some people may argue that he’s overrated but I disagree. I’m not going to go too into depth on Shane Wright, but the point is that they could once again receive a top 10 pick which boosters their team in the future.