As the calendar turns over to September, the Detroit Red Wings training camp is inching closer and closer. The team will be getting back on the ice to tune-up for the 2021-22 season, which leaves plenty for fans to think about.
The Detroit Red Wings are still engulfed in their rebuild, which is steadily moving in the right direction. There are plenty of prospects to like and pay attention to. As training camp moves closer, there’s going to be plenty of buzz around some of the youngsters.
One of the big questions is which ones could make the NHL roster and who might still need more times in the minors. Not all of the Red Wings youngsters are quite ready to make that leap. Some are, and some are not, but training camp gives these youngsters a nice taste of the NHL caliber players as they work alongside many veterans to develop and strut their stuff.
There’s still plenty of time before training camp kicks off, and these prospects will find out their fate soon enough. Some may earn a spot on the NHL roster with the Red Wings ahead of opening night, and others will likely head to Grand Rapids.
To be clear, being sent to Grand Rapids is not going to be the worst thing for some of these prospects. Some of the prospects are going to need that extra time in the minors to work on their development and transition to the next level smoothly.