Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen and others highlight the roster's star players, but it is the fact that the Red Wings are so deep at the forward position that makes Detroit such a dangerous team to play against.
The depth at forward is created primarily by younger forwards on the roster, and younger in this case is under 30 years of age.
The play of the depth forwards will lead to the Red Wings' success (or failure) in coming seasons.
Here is a power ranking of the Red Wings' forwards who are not yet 30 years old.
(Spoiler alert: Tomas Tatar is not on this list as he did not play in the NHL last season.)