Are they making progress? Note - Players are expected to progress. Tremendous progress - A Decent Progress - B Lackluster progress - C Slight regression - D Significant regression These are based on stats and not much else. Michael Rasmussen - He's definitely improved his assists and points numbers. His goals per game has actually declined a little bit. He's improved, but I'm not sure his numbers have improved as much as you like. Didn't make Team Canada. - B Gustav Lindstrom - His stats are up signiciantly, especially in goalscoring. Made the WJC team but didn't produce (1 assist in seven games. I still don't see much upside here, but he's shown progress - B+ Kasper Kotkansalo - Hard to judge his stats as he went from the USHL to Boston. DIdn't produce in Sioux Falls and didn't produce in Boston, either. Made the WJC team and produced zero points in five games. - C Lane Zablocki - Last year: 28G-26-54 with 2 teams. This year.12-18-30 with three teams. He's definitely had a setback. He went from being assistant captain in Red Deer to 5 points in 21 games for Victoria. - F Zach Gallant - Last year he went 21-26-47 in 60 games. This year through 53 games he's gone 16-15-31. He's wearing the A in Peterborough. Said to be a good player with consistency issues. Obviously, not solved. - F Keith Petruzelli - He's another kid who has made the jump from the USHL to the NCAA. So stats are hard to compare. Floundered to start the year but he's made his numbers respectable as he backs up a 22 year old, undrafted sophomore. - C Malte Setkov - The 6'6 Dane has improved his production, going from 2-10-12 in 38 games to 1-5-6 in 13 games. He also played in one SHL game. He's playing in the same league as Lindstrom now and has 2 assists in 24 games. Scored two assists in the WJC. - C Cole Fraser - The 6'2 defenseman is watching his stats deteriorate for Peterborough. He went 6-13-19 in 61 games last year. This year he's at 2-3-5 in 42 games. - F John Adams - The 6'5 21 year old (he could be 25 before the Red Wings sign him) tore up the USHL last year, scoring 37 goals out of nowhere (he had 8 the previous year). He's in college now and his numbers are nothing to write home about - 4-9-13 in 27 games. While you can't compare the USHL to the NCAA, it's fair to say that his goal scoring is disappointing. - D Reilly Webb - The 6'4 defenseman didn't play much for Hamilton last year, scoring 1 assist in 12 games. This year he's played 58 games between Hamilton and Sagniaw and he has 1-1-2. - D- Brady Gilmour - The undersized center for Saginaw has watched his production fall. Last year he went 26-21-47 in 41 games. THis year he's at 9-16-25 in 41 games. That's a decline. - F The important picks have showed some progress. Nothing spectacular. But reassuring progress. But so far, nothing from the 3rd round and beyond looks promising. Sure, some of these guys could still hit, but their progress is underwhelming, at best. Most years, the Red Wings have a few later round picks who are absolutely lighting it up and giving us hope we drafted a steal.