Detroit Red Wings: 3 way-too-early takeaways for the 2021-22 season

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The Detroit Red Wings may have had a tough loss in the first game of the season, but they surely did not start off on the worst foot possible. After blowing a lead to the Tampa Bay Lightning and ultimately losing in overtime, there was still plenty to note and keep in mind heading into the rest of the season.

While it’s never fun to lose a game, let alone the first game of the season after being up 3-1 at one point, but the Detroit Red Wings showed a few things that should bode well over an 82-game season. However, it’s the first game of a long season, so making assumptions now is not the best idea.

But, some way-too-early thoughts might be fun, especially to look back on as the season progresses and things more than likely change immensely. It’s likely going to be one interesting season; who knows exactly what is in store.

With Jeff Blashill behind the bench once again, it will be interesting how things play out with the young team that has been assembled. Especially since Blashill actually does a good job working with the younger players, as he did during his time with the Griffins.

It’s going to be a long season full of change, injuries, roster movement, and likely trades, but there are some things to point out even after the first night of the season. One game out of 82 is early, but there’s still value in it.

That being said…

Here are three way-too-early takeaways for the Detroit Red Wings season.