Most notably, it became clear who the most important players on the team are.
Detroit possesses some of the league’s biggest stars, but some other names could make a case for bigger roles in 2014-15.
The roster is littered with esteemed leaders, some of whom can put points on the board at will. Losing players of this caliber is crushing to a team, and the Red Wings still managed to make their 23rd consecutive postseason appearance anyway.
Leadership, on-ice efficiency and valuable intangibles contribute to how each player ranks on this list.
The asset each provides earns them an integral spot in the Red Wings’ lineup and a special place in the hearts of Hockeytown faithful.
These are the five most important players on the Detroit Red Wings roster.