The Detroit Red Wings organization has had the luxury of great scouting over the past 30 years. The notion that a team can draft a player in the sixth or seventh round of the draft and have that player become a superstar player is a result that not many teams have achieved.
The Red Wings have been fortunate enough to be one such team, and it has helped them re-establish Detroit as "Hockeytown" over the past two decades.
Over that time span, Detroit has been fortunate enough to be able to give its top prospects time to develop before bringing them into the NHL ranks.
Since the drafting of Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, one could argue that Detroit is going downhill because of its lack of quality prospects and its inability to sign top free agents.
With free agency on hold until July 1, Detroit does have some fairly good prospects waiting in the wings (no pun intended), and there will be some that crack the NHL roster on a part-time or full-time basis this season.
Here are four prospects you can expect to see playing time next season.