With the graduation of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, and Brian Lashoff from the prospects ranks, the Detroit Red Wings have seen the first wave of their youth movement arrive in the NHL. The door has been opened for new prospects to enter the ranks of the Top 20, with Mitch Callahan and Luke Glendening taking full advantage.
The old axiom says, "to the victor go the spoils," but that is not always the case. The Detroit Red Wings lost a heart-wrenching Game 7 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on home ice in the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, but the organization suffered no Cup hangover (or in this case near-Cup hangover) when it came to the 2009 NHL Draft.
The drive from Grand Rapids to Detroit is rather unremarkable. Flat land and clusters of trees pockmark the edge of the highway.
It has been a gradual change, but most things associated with the Detroit Red Wings work that way. In a salary-cap constrained hockey landscape, Detroit can no longer simply outspend other franchises; Detroit knew this eight seasons ago and began to stockpile talent through the NHL Draft.
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