The offseason has not gone well for the Detroit Red Wings. They lost Nick Lidstrom and Brad Stuart and have struck out at grabbing the bigger name free agents. They also haven't pulled off any major trades to help fill the weaknesses on the team.
It appears that the help for this team will need to come from within. There is no doubt that this is a talented squad, but they've fallen short of expectations for the past two years.
Here are nine players that need to step up for the team this season.