Nothing is more uncertain in the hockey world than the future. During the best of times and the worst of times, fans, experts and front-office personnel are always trying to catch a glimpse of what lies ahead.
Many in Hockeytown are looking forward to seeing their young stars don the winged wheel, but there remain some players that aren’t ready to make the jump. More so in hockey than other professional sports, higher draft picks don’t necessarily have what it takes to succeed in the pro ranks.
Fans don’t get to hear much about these players as they don’t make enough noise with their junior or minor league clubs. Whether the learning curve is too high, there's a lack of premier talent or a lack of work ethic, some players just don’t live up to the hype.
With that being said, here are some of Detroit’s prospects that aren’t living up to the hype.