Photo: Mattias Janmark’s offensive skill set makes him Detroit’s top European prospect. (courtesy of Frolunda Gothenberg/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)
The Detroit Red Wings saw the youth movement that had slowly taking place for years start to take hold at the NHL level in 2013-14. That aforementioned youth movement has resulted in more prospects at the professional level with NHL caliber skills than the Red Wings have had in recent memory.
Photo: St. Louis Blues fourth round selection Ville Husso was one of two Finnish goaltenders chosen at the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)
The 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia was not expected to match the excitement of last year when two players from Finland were selected in the first eight picks, and that was indeed the case. Read more»
Photo: Detroit drafted Michigan native Dylan Larkin, committed to play for the University of Michigan, with the 15th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
If it was not already clear what position the Detroit Red Wings felt needed to be addressed in their organization it certainly became so after the 2014 NHL Draft. Detroit used six of their seven picks on sizable centers. Read more»