The Detroit Red Wings are not having as successful of a season as they are used to. Usually making the playoffs is not in doubt for them, but this season it is. Despite their record, there are still reasons to be optimistic. With injuries, retirements and players leaving via free agency, several younger players have been given a chance to play, and many have responded well.
There are several young players who have shown they are ready to play for the team. Ideally, they will be getting more playing time, as they are the future of the organization.
Many might expect to see Danny DeKeyser on the list; however, he just played his first game for the organization this week. While his future looks bright, this list will focus on the players who have a longer history with the organization. Who knows, by the end of the season, he may work his way onto the list.
Here are the five players with the brightest futures.