The Detroit Red Wings prospect pool is deeper than ever. Detroit's failure to win the Stanley Cup in 2013 wasn't dwelt upon much because the Grand Rapids Griffins brought home the the AHL's Calder Cup this season.
The Red Wings' prospects not only impressed fans as well as management in the Griffins' Calder Cup this season, but also sat at or near the top of the AHL for the bulk of the season.
The recent success of Detroit's minor league affiliate, although not necessarily translating into NHL success, leads to a number of discussions.
So which Red Wings' prospects are tearing it up the most? Here are the progress reports on the top five Red Wings' prospects.
"Top prospect" in this regard means a player that would likely not make the Red Wings' NHL roster at the start of this upcoming season, but still a great potential call-up if an injury were to occur.