The Detroit Red Wings have been a successful franchise over the past two decades thanks largely in part to the star-caliber players that they have had on their roster over that period of time.
Of course, the Red Wings' incredible depth has helped them achieve four Stanley Cups since 1997. But there is no mistaking the fact that the star players have carried the load during the Stanley Cup wins.
The current 2013-14 Red Wings are a little bit less star-studded than the franchise was in 2002 for example, but Detroit still relies on star players to drive the bus in the regular season and playoffs.
Here is the best attribute of each of the Red Wings' top four "star" players.
Note: "Best attribute" in this sense is defined as the attribute that is most important to a Detroit win.