This is the season that will determine which scenario plays out for Filip Hronek. Much of this is beyond his control. How will the free agents fit in? Will Chariot be effective as a left-side defenseman? Will the young players be so good that they demand ice time? Will the new coaching system play into his strengths? Hronek has not been a player who can drive a team (like Moritz Seider) with skill and will, but he is talented enough to blossom when surrounded by more talented teammates and playing in his comfort zone. Although he appears to have few fans, Filip Hronek can still develop into a valued core member of the Red Wings as they move toward becoming contenders.