It’s not often you find a consensus on Twitter, but Detroit Red Wings fans coalesced into one Tuesday evening.
After general manager Steve Yzerman tabbed Lucas Raymond the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft, Twitter usernames were changed and joyous gifs rained.
Raymond, an 18-year-old left wing from Sweden, profiles as a strong playmaker and high-IQ player who’s performed well against higher competition. He’s one of the few prospects playing during the COVID-19 heath crisis, competing for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League.
Home run pick for Detroit. Raymond will be fun to watch one day.
— Lucas Raymond Fan Account (@ZadinaSzn) October 7, 2020
I’m still not happy about falling to No. 4, but getting Lucas Raymond is still an absolute win for the Red Wings.
TRUST THE YZERPLAN 🐙
— Tony Dombrowski (@tonydombrowski) October 7, 2020
Lucas Raymond can’t complain about that 👌🏿
— Tony Adams (@IcedGamefreak) October 7, 2020
The Raymond love goes worldwide.
Me too. That was the pick I was hoping for and it will pay dividends in terms of what this team can now do going forward. Unbelievably happy here in Aus 🇦🇺
— Lucas Raymond is a Detroit Red Wing 🇸🇪🐙 (@JPhoenix7) October 6, 2020
Kind of a Lions tweet, but we’ll allow it.
How will Lucas Raymond save 2 Detroit franchises simultaneously?
— Ryan Neuland (@RyanNeuland) October 7, 2020