Despite the Detroit Red Wings’ disappointing 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, but there were some positive aspects to take away from the game. One of the highlights was the performance of Simon Edvinsson, who playing in only his second NHL game since being called up from Grand Rapids. At 6’6, there were initial concerns about how the young defenseman would adapt to the NHL and use his size and abilities effectively, but he displayed promising signs of progress. Even though we have only seen a limited amount of his play, Detroit fans should already be excited to witness what he can achieve with a full season under his belt.
Red Wings Head Coach Derek Lalonde on Edvinsson
Following the game, when inquired about Simon Edvinsson’s display and his performance against one of the superior teams in the league. Head Coach Derek Lalonde responded with optimism. Lalonde complimented the young defenseman’s poise and self-assurance. “I thought he was our best D tonight. Created some plays, gapped was hard, loved the play. We almost got the tire him creating a play on the back door there. So some positives and even a little growth over last game.”
Edvinsson’s Take Detroit!
Simon Edvinsson had a remarkable performance in his second NHL game, which was made even more special by the presence of his family in the arena. Flying all the way from Sweden to show support for Simon and his future with the Detroit Red Wings, his family was in attendance to witness him play for the first time in the Winged Wheel.
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