Monday, October 01, 2007

Red Wings Set Roster

The Detroit Red Wings have announced their 23-man roster and it surprisingly doesn't include Igor Grigorenko. Grigorenko was sent down to the minors to make room for enforcer, Aaron Downey, who impressed head coach Mike Babcock with his grit and energy. This comes as a big surprise, since Grigorenko was apparently molded from the same cast as Pavel Datsyuk (Stuart).

Tomas HolmstromPavel DatsyukHenrik Zetterberg
Dan ClearyMikael SamuelssonJohan Franzen
Jiri HudlerKris DraperValtteri Flippula
Dallas DrakeKirk MaltbyAaron Downey
Tomas KopeckyMatt Ellis
Nicklas LidstromBrian Rafalski
Niklas KronvallBrett Lebda
Chris CheliosAndreas Lilja
Kyle Quincey
Dominik Hasek
Chris Osgood

The Red Wings roster should be quite dominant again this season. They have played exceptionally well in the preseason, but their road to the playoffs won't be quite as easy as the last couple seasons, as their division has improved overall.

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