Fans must stop talking about the lottery so soon


The Detroit Red Wings are 7-6-2 at the time of writing and have more “points” this season than the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins. While there is plenty of time left in this season and things will change, it is too early to start talking about the draft.

The Detroit Red Wings are a much better team than a year ago and have shown that already. They are a much more competent group playing at a higher level than in previous years. The Red Wings will eclipse their winning streak from last season and into 2019-20 and can start moving in the right direction.

That being said, I don’t understand why there are already discussions about the lottery project. In a recent Detroit Free Press subscriber story ($), there was talk of the Red Wings being able to win the “Scane Wright”.

Shane Wright is the star of this year’s draft class that will likely be the No. 1 overall pick, and the Red Wings will be far from a lottery pick. While the article dealt with the possibly failed Red Wings, talking about the lottery has been the bread and butter of the past few years, it looks like we should embrace the team’s success.

The Detroit Red Wings fan base has to leave him with the draft lottery speech.

Although landing a top talent like Shane Wright sounds great and adding this year’s “generational talent” to the draft is going to make the Red Wings better. But the odds will be low, given the status of the Red Wings.

As the Red Wings continue to go through the 2021-22 season, it looks like they’re going to find ways to win and be a much better hockey team. I’m not saying they’re going to win the Stanley Cup or even make the playoffs this year; it’s too far over there.

Frankly, it looks like the Red Wings could possibly find themselves in the playoffs somehow, which is baffling. But, again, it’s been 15 games, so things can change dramatically. I think the Red Wings will be closer to a .500 team or be a .500 team rather than being in the lottery hunt.

Although, yes, the argument can be made that the Red Wings will have a one minute chance of winning the overall No. 1 pick, but the odds are extremely low. The lottery talk should be appeased; let’s build on the success of the Red Wings.

The Red Wings have been a much more fun team to watch this year than in previous years, but to think they are going to be in contention for a top lottery pick is a bit of an exaggeration.


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