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The Future Of The Wings

from Adam Schnepp of Hockey's Future,

A paradigm shift occurred for the Detroit Red Wings after the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Gone were the days where Detroit would readily hand out early-round draft picks in exchange for veteran NHL talent. Instead, Detroit decided that they would need to hold on to their draft choices in order to build a prospect pool with skill and size that would help them compete in the new-look NHL.

The seeds planted during that lockout have started to bear fruit for the Red Wings. Brendan Smith and Gustav Nyquist are ready to make their mark on the NHL, while others such as Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson are looking to earn another call-up to the big club.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

All in all pretty fair write-up.

One glaring deficiency was not mentioning one of Detroits highest projected new F’s in Marty Frk. (I am working simultaneously so I may have overlooked it, but I’m pretty sure he’s not mentioned)

I cannot wait for this guy to climb the ladder.

Mrazek I think is going to effect a lot of players on the Griffins.  I suspect they’ll start winning games at a pace a team with that talent should.  I love that kid’s attitude.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 11/07/12 at 08:48 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

Article also fails to mention defenseman Chad Billins, who has surprised many with his mature play so far with the Griffins.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 11/08/12 at 03:02 AM ET

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