So it’s been an intense summer and pre-season. We’ve said goodbye to several big names. We’ve welcomed back a couple old friends. We’ve installed some future big names.
Did we win every pre-season game? Nope. Although we did win some good match-ups.
But pre-season fluff is over. Now we find out what we’re made of.
Here’s the starting line-up as we head to Sweden for the first 2 season opening games against Saint Louis:
The Detroit Red Wings’ season-opening roster (by projected forward lines and defense pairings):
Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Holmstrom
Todd Bertuzzi-Henrik Zetterberg-Dan Cleary
Ville Leino-Valtteri Filppula-Jason Williams
Kris Draper-Justin Abdelkader-Patrick Eaves-Kirk Maltby
Nicklas Lidstrom-Brian Rafalski
Niklas Kronwall-Brad Stuart
Jonathan Ericsson-Brett Lebda