The future of your favorite team is something every die-hard fan thinks about, and while some of them are excited for the future, others are not.
Certainly, Red Wings fans don't mind how things are going in the present and what happened in the past, but they shouldn't be too worried about their future either.
Many people have surfaced again, saying the Red Wings' window is closing as the core of Lidstrom, Zetterberg, and Datsyuk gets older. While they are certainly getting older, weren't those same nay-sayers reciting the exact same message when Yzerman, Shanahan, and Fedorov were in their 30s?
The future looks good in hockeytown, as the Red Wings have a lot of good young prospects in their system. So with that in mind, we'll take a look at the Wings 2016-2017 Roster.
While we're looking, keep in mind that free agents will undoubtedly be signed, and there's no way to predict that, so all roster predictions are filled with players currently playing for the Red Wings or currently in one of the Red Wings' farm teams.