The Detroit Red Wings are nearly close to the halfway stage of the NHL season. Some of the Wings' star players—notably Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg—have struggled on the ice earlier this season. While Detroit has managed to find their winning ways, there are still players that the Wings can use to help strengthen their team.
Detroit is known for letting the players they want perfect their skills and grow experience in the minors before they are to play for the team. Most minor league players that Detroit waits for to build up experience end up performing well in the pros. Jimmy Howard, Zetterberg and Datsyuk are great examples.
Here are the top 10 minor league players and when they should be arriving to play for the city of Detroit.