NHL Draft 2011: 7 Players the Detroit Red Wings Could Pick in Round 1

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NHL Draft 2011: 7 Players the Detroit Red Wings Could Pick in Round 1
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With the 2011 NHL entry draft just days away, I believe it is time to take a look at seven players that the Detroit Red Wings might pick 24th overall. 

The Wings will likely use the pick to draft a defenseman, seeing as how Rafalski retired this offseason and Lidstrom is likely to retire after the 2011-12 season.

You also have to factor in that the Wings also have better forward prospects then defensemen prospects. The Wings seem pretty well off at forward with prospects such as Tomas Tatar, Teemu Pulkkinen, Calle Jarnkrok, Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist.

The only real good defensemen that are young/prospects in the Wings system are Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl.

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