Detroit Red Wings: 3 top performers from beginning of ’23-24 season

Oct 26, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (41) handles the puck during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (41) handles the puck during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Detroit Red Wings are off to a great start in the 2023-24 season. They look like a new team and have been exceptional to kick off the season. For Detroit, it has to be good to see the Yzerplan starting to come to fruition. It’s been a long time coming, and the Red Wings seem to be “back.”

For the Detroit Red Wings, there’s a lot of work to be done and plenty of season ahead. Detroit’s got to prove themselves, and they have a chance to do so this season. But we are 12 games in, crossing about the 15% mark on the season, and there’s still plenty of game time left, but why not talk through some of the players who are off to a good start?

It’s early, but the Red Wings have plenty of new additions who are popping off and some current players who are finding their way. But when it comes to the top performers, the Red Wings have plenty. Let’s take some time and talk through a few of them, as well as what they are doing right.

Detroit’s got to be happy with how things are unfolding to this point, and the new era of Red Wings hockey is a fun one, but it is worth talking through a few of the players who have made a difference in 2023-24. While it may be some usual suspects, it’s worth noting how well things have gone for a few of these players.

Let’s dive into three Detroit Red Wings players off to a good start.