Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Red Wings were supposed to go through a rebuilding period after Nicklas Lidstrom retired last year.
While they struggled much of the season, they earned a playoff spot, beat the Anaheim Ducks in the opening round and pushed the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to overtime of the seventh game.
If there was one area the Red Wings were lacking, it was offense. They averaged 2.54 goals per game, tying for 19th in that key statistic. That's not good enough, and general manager Ken Holland knows it.
He drafted Anthony Mantha with his first-round pick, and that should help the Red Wings improve their offense in the years to come. Mantha scored 50 goals last year for Val d'Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Second-round pick Zach Nastasiuk should be an offensive force as well. The Red Wings did well on draft day with their first two picks.