Great organizations get their start by building from within. For the past 20 years, this has been the model that the Detroit Red Wings have used to create a perennial playoff powerhouse. That model has brought the team a bevy of talented prospects who have carried this storied franchise to four Stanley Cups and six Stanley Cup Final appearances since 1995.
After a dismal offseason, the time for a youth movement is now.
Superstars Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk were eased into the NHL after learning the game from NHL legends like Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille. The Captain hung up his skates in 2006 and players like Pavs and Z, along with Darren Helm, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula filled the massive workload of Yzerman.
Who will be the next great Red Wings prospect to fill in for Nicklas Lidstrom? Who will make their name as the next legend in red and white?
Read on to find out which 10 prospects were good enough to make the cut.