The Detroit Red Wings pride themselves on their disciplined, defensively responsible style of play, but it sometimes costs them in the offensive zone.
Detroit had just one 20-goal scorer this past season in Gustav Nyquist (28 goals), who was not on the roster to open the year.
Henrik Zetterberg (age 33), Pavel Datsyuk (35) and Johan Franzen (34) won’t be around forever, and Detroit needs some young guns to transition to the NHL level.
After suffering through much of the 2013-14 season without its top scorers due to injury, Detroit will be looking for some talented shooters in June’s NHL draft to stock up its farm system.
Detroit has a few quality threats in its system already, but can a team ever have too many scorers? Let’s take a look at some that the Red Wings should seriously consider announcing at the podium come June.