Detroit Red Wings: 10 Prospects Most Vital to Detroit's Future Success

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Detroit Red Wings: 10 Prospects Most Vital to Detroit's Future Success
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The Detroit Red Wings seem like they can't go wrong with their draft picks over the past two or more decades.

Great names like Lidstrom ('89), Osgood ('91), Holmstrom in the 10th round ('94), Datsyuk ('98), Zetterberg ('99), Filppula ('02) and Franzen ('04) were all drafted in the third round or later.

But Detroit, being an "old" team for the last decade, got younger last year with the retirement of Chris Osgood, Brian Rafalski and Kris Draper.

This off-season Nick Lidstrom, 42, and Tomas Holmstrom, 39, could retire, leaving spaces for tomorrow's Red Wings to step forward and claim a full-time roster spot.

But who would these Red Wings be?

Here are the 10 prospects that will be most vital to Detroit's future success.

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