Detroit Red Wings: 3 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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The Detroit Red Wings have not been on the ice collectively since March of 2020, but looking at the future, there is a lot to be thankful for with this organization.

As the Detroit Red Wings work through their offseason, the organization is making strides and steps in the right direction. It has been a long time coming, especially after the terrifyingly bad 2019-20 season that the organization posted.

Looking ahead, things should get better, and the organization should overall see improvements during the 2020-21 season whenever that starts. Currently, the prospects are spaced out all over the world due to the COVID-19 global pandemic that continues to rage on.

The Red Wings have sent prospects off overseas to the Swedish Hockey League, players still in their junior leagues, and players who are getting into their NCAA seasons across the United States. It has been a way for most of these prospects to get back on the ice and get skating again.

For the Red Wings, they are looking to make overall improvements that will carry forward for the team during the 2020-21 season and beyond. With new General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman at the helm of this organization after two seasons, things are looking up.

It may sound weird to say after a 17-49-5 record during the 2019-20 season, but things are looking up. It may seem like the only way things can go is up, but the Red Wings should start turning the corner.

Reason #1: The Detroit Red Wings have had an excellent offseason by way of GM Steve Yzerman.

The Detroit Red Wings have had one heck of an offseason. They have added Thomas Greiss, Jon Merrill, Vladislav Namestnikov, Bobby Ryan, and Troy Stecher this offseason via Free Agency. Not to mention a trade for Marc Staal that also brought in even more draft capital.

On top of bringing in players to fill gaps and hopefully improve the final outcome of this 2020-21 season, Yzerman had an incredible 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He made trades before and during the draft to help the team make a total of 12 selections over the seven rounds.

Overall, Yzerman was able to make changes to the roster and end up leaving the team in a better position after the draft, as well as during his free agency period that saw him go crazy for a few days.

For the organization, fans are seemingly excited and thankful as it is that Yzerman is calling the shots and at the helm of this organization. However, this Thanksgiving, fans can take a moment to be thankful for Yzerman and his Yzerplan, as this offseason has been incredible for this organization.

The Red Wings should start trending in a positive direction as the 2020-21 season starts up. However, there is still work to be done, but fans should not be too worried about Yzerman at the helm.

However, the Detroit Red Wings fans should be thankful for the offseason that transpired courtesy of Steve Yzerman and his Yzerplan.