DETROIT – Lucas Raymond has the qualities of a favorite young man. He patiently answers questions from two Montreal journalists in the Little Caesars Arena corridor.
His face lit up even more when we talked to him about his former teammate Matthias Norlinder with HC Frolunda.
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“He’s with the Canadians right now! Wow, I do not know, he replied excitedly. I’m very happy for him. He’s a really good guy. I played with him the whole season last year. There are some good skaters here with the Red Wings. .But Matthias is the best skater I have ever seen in action on the ice before this year. ”
“I have a lot of good things to say about him. He’s not only a good defender, he’s a good guy. He’s humble, he works hard and he wants to win. I want to play with him tomorrow. [samedi] Evening. “
Norlinder has not yet worn a Canadian jersey. He has not played a single game in the NHL yet.
The 21-year-old defender will be able to get his first chance in the next few days to get back in shape in the CH environment after staying for a week with the Laval Rocket. Dominic Ducharm mentioned this opportunity without going to a specific date for his debut in the NHL.
Edwinson, another from Sweden
In Florunda last year, Raymond rubbed shoulders with defenseman Simon Edwinson, the Red Wings’ first round pick in 2021. Steve Jazerman drew another 6’4 ” and 198 pounds on the Swedish court, finishing sixth. Total selection.
“I hope he has a great career in the NHL,” Raymond said. He is still young. I saw games ఫ in Frolunda this season and he is playing well. He is not only one of the best defenders on the team, but also the best player in the league. I have not played many matches  Last season with him. But it is enough to know that he is a good man. He works hard. For such a tall defender, he is quick, agile and has good vision. ”
In Detroit, Edwinson could become the ideal partner for a 6’4 ”, 197lb right-hander mortise cider.