TRAVERSE CITY — The Detroit Red Wings completed day three of training camp at the Centre Ice Arena. Head Coach Derek Lalonde stated that this is the day when players begin to fall off in energy levels, but he was pleased with how much the players brought to practice on Saturday.
That energy can be attributed to the growth in team chemistry as Detroit gets closer to the regular season. Center Dylan Larkin, the designated captain, continued to showcase as a leader by taking the time to show players the ropes.
Left Wing David Perron, a recent addition to the Red Wings from the St. Louis Blues, has also taken on a vocal leadership role.
The leadership is needed for the younger players and prospects, who are beginning to prioritize their own skills.
Left Wing Lucas Raymond spoke after practice on how prioritizing himself will only benefit the team. Something that he exemplified Friday night when showing up Larkin in one on one practice.
Defense is a topic that was emphasized on Saturday, especially figuring out who will be the Red Wings’ primary goalie. Ville Husso and Alex Nedeljkovic will battle for time in the crease early in the regular season. According to Husso, having two goalies that have to compete for time is a great problem for Detroit.
The Red Wings host their annual Red and White Game Sunday at noon and hold one more public training camp practice on Monday.
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