Detroit Red Wings are going to start turning the corner in 2021-22

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The Detroit Red Wings are approaching the 2021-22 season, and things are about to get started when it comes to getting players back on the ice for pre-season practices/training camp. The Red Wings were a smidge better in 2020-21 than they were in 2019-20, and the small steps are a good thing.

Since the Detroit Red Wings are moving in the right direction, there are plenty of positives to look at. Frankly, it seems like the Red Wings are going to truly turn a corner in 2021-22 and start showing signs of a postseason hockey team once again.

They’re not quite there yet, but they are working through the Yzerplan, which is in full effect. When Steve Yzerman got to the franchise, it was known that he was going to have a positive impact, but most may not have expected him to get to work and see an impact this quickly.

The Red Wings went from one of the worst teams in the entire league to a team that is starting to come around and move out from the depths of the league’s standings. It’s not to say that they will make the playoffs in the next two years, but they’re trending in the right direction.

The Detroit Red Wings are going in the right direction.

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With the signing of Jakub Vrána on a three-year deal, it solidifies that the team is truly starting to build pieces in a way that’s beneficial for the future of this team.

The Red Wings are going to see youngsters start poking through, and when Moritz Seider finally breaks in, he’s going to become something truly special.

In 2020-21 the Red Wings played to a 19-27-10 record while eclipsing their previous season point totals with 48 on the year.

The upward trend is something to be excited about. With a solid new goalie tandem, an exciting crop of prospects, and some beneficial signings, there’s a lot to be excited about.

Yzerman has done a lot for the organization since his return, and he is already changing things immensely. There’s a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season as some of these young guys find their footing at the NHL level.

The 2021-22 season is not going to be the final straw, but the team is going to turn the corner, and fans should be excited about the future. The Red Wings 2023-24 season is likely going to be when they officially become a postseason team again.

In 2022-23, the Red Wings are likely going to be on the right side of the .500 mark. As for this upcoming 2021-22 season, the Red Wings may be closer to a .500 team but still will likely be on the wrong side of things.

The bottom line is that the Red Wings are proving that they will become a winning team once again.

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Trust the Yzerplan.