When it comes to the future of an organization, the buzz around impending prospects tends to focus on the upside.
While that is what makes a player attractive to a team, it is the weaknesses that need the most attention in order for that individual to improve.
Only a microscopic number of players enter the professional ranks without a hole in their game or aspects that require extensive attention.
The Detroit Red Wings are a franchise that puts a great deal of emphasis on growth and progression through their farm system. With some budding stars putting up good numbers and garnering a lot of attention, Detroit makes sure these players are more than prepared for their opportunity.
There has been a lot of conversation regarding the prospects in Detroit’s system as eight of them have made their NHL debut this season.
Some of their biggest prospects still have not made the jump yet, but that is only a matter of time. As Detroit moves forward in their playoff push, these young players will continue to hone their skills.
While looking forward to the talent these promising youngsters possess, these are the Achilles’ heel for each of Detroit’s top prospects not currently in the NHL.