Detroit Red Wings: 3 bold predictions for the 2020-21 season

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Here are three predictions for the Detroit Red Wings 2020-21 season.

It has been 311 days since the Detroit Red Wings last took the ice for a game as a team. Coincidentally, it was the Carolina Hurricanes who they played on March 10th, 2020, as the last game of the year before the COVID-19 shutdown ended their season.

But after such a long wait, the Red Wings will take on the Hurricanes to kick off their 2020-21 season. It may not be a full 82-game season, but they instead have an agreement to play a 56-game season within a realigned Central Division.

As the Red Wings prep for opening night, the team has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season. The 2019-20 season was one of the worst efforts the league has seen in some time, but there should be significant changes to the Red Wings outcome in 2020-21.

That being said, getting some pre-opening night predictions in cannot hurt. Take a look at three predictions in regards to the upcoming 2020-21 season.

1. Detroit Red Wings forward Mathias Bromé is going to end up in a top-six role.

When the Detroit Red Wings made their final roster decisions, Swedish forward Mathias Bromé made the cut and is expected to be in the team’s bottom-six tonight. Bromé looked incredibly good during training camp, including a good showing during scrimmages.

The bold prediction here is that he will wind up being in the team’s top-six. The likelihood is that he stays in the bottom-six and is a playmaking forward on the third line.  But to be bold, expect Bromé to really get things going and find himself on the second line by the end of the year.

He has not played in a true NHL regular-season game yet, but expecting Bromé to turn some heads is a pleasant surprise. If he can find ways to create scoring chances and ultimately create some offense, he will excel.

Expect him to do just that, create offense, play a balanced game, and be a playmaker who contributes enough to earn some chances on the second line where he will ultimately find a home.