Grant McCagg launched a huge arrow at the Habs by comparing them with the Red Wings!

Published December 2, 2021 at 5:59 PM

Even though he is still looking for who will become the team's next general manager, Jeff Gorton can already start thinking about his plan for the future, and the main area of improvement will unequivocally be the recruitment and development of the organization's young prospects.

To do this, Gorton might be tempted to look at what the Detroit Red Wings have been doing for a few years now. Led by the excellent Steve Yzerman since 2019, the team has made a huge improvement since then, mainly thanks to the quality of its draft picks. A trait that the Habs have been hugely lacking in recent years.

Former scout Grant McCagg used the brilliance of the Wings' recruiting team on Thursday afternoon to send a barely subtle arrow at the Tricolore, which is struggling to make a real "rebuild".

As the Tweet shared by McCagg shows, the Wings team is currently dominated by a rookie in all of the most important statistical categories - goals, assists, points, wins and save percentage.

This is mainly due to the outstanding performance of the rookie duo of Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider who, after performing well in Sweden last season, are showing the full extent of their talent in the world's greatest league.

Moreover, when we look at the list of the Wings' other top players, including forwards Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi, defenseman Filip Hronek and young goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, only the latter was not drafted by the Michigan organization.

Thanks to the hard work of its recruiting and development team, this young team is currently ranked fourth in its division, 13 points ahead of the Sainte-Flanelle. An example that this team should certainly follow.
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