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Winging It In Motown Jun 20, 2016

Who will be Detroit's Next Alternate Captain?

Datsyuk's departure for Russia leaves a void in the Red Wings leadership. Who will step into this vacancy? With Pavel Datsyuk’s retirement from the NHL, the Red Wings have a void to fill not only at forward, but amongst the officially designated leaders of the team as well. Currently, only Zetterberg and Kronwall are captains and the Red Wings have traditionally gone with three official on-ice leaders. Listed below are the most likely candidates (in my humble opinion) to fill this void and an argument for each. Justin Abdelkader According to many fans, good ol’ Abby is the first in...
Winging It In Motown Jun 17, 2016

2015-2016 Detroit Red Wings Grades: Justin Abdelkader

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Selfish Penalty Player Profile Justin Abdelkader Born: February 25, 1987 (29 years old) Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan Acquired: 2005 Entry draft: 2nd round (42 overall) Contract Status: Signed through 2022-23 (4.25 annual cap hit) Player Stats Preseason Expectations Justin Abdelkader had a career year in 2014-2015, and going into this year, the hope was for him to improve on that, or at the very least prove it wasn't a fluke. He entered the season in the last year of his contract, and wanted to prove himself worthy of a long-term deal. The team...

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