Lucas Raymond called out by Swedish media

The Red Wings forward is hearing some criticism from media in his native Sweden.



Detroit Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond truly came into his own in his 3rd National Hockey League campaign, registering career highs in both goals and assists and putting forward some super human efforts in the final stretch that saw Detroit just barely miss out on a postseason spot. 

He's continuing to play, representing his native Sweden on the international stage at the ongoing 2024 World Championship in Czechia. But he's earned himself a callout from local publication, saying that he's not doing enough to power Sweden to glory.

Take a look at the opinion of author Adam Johansson, who wrote the following about Raymond along with Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe: 

“Among the forwards, Tre Kronor has gotten far too little out of players like Lucas Raymond and Adrian Kempe, two of Sweden’s best wing forwards in the NHL,” he wrote. “Raymond did score against France but, like Kempe, has been too invisible during the championship. Both have the potential to be scoring kings in the WC, we have seen very little of those qualities so far. They will be needed when tougher opposition awaits.”

So far, Sweden has a perfect 6-0 record and has clinched the first seed in Group B; Raymond has contributed three goals and two assists. 

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