The Red Wings are always thought of as one of the best run organizations in sports. While not perfect, they seem to get so many player moves right.
Prior to the salary cap era, they were known as the team that players wanted to go to in the twilight of their careers. The team could easily mold them into their system without requiring them to carry the load. Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Dominik Hasek are just a few of the players who joined the team for one last Stanley Cup run.
They also have a knack for making some great drafts picks. Henrik Zetterberg (210), Pavel Datsyuk ( 171) and Tomas Holmstrom (257) were all late-pick steals in the draft.
One area that gets overlooked is how the Red Wings have had a knack for helping players resurrect or even jump start their careers. They have found players who were once highly touted but never materialized, they have had veteran players who many thought were done have a second life in Detroit and they seemingly pulled players off of the NHL trash heap and made them solid players.
For various reasons Mike Commodore, Chris Conner and Fabian Brunnstrom are all current players looking for that spark to their career that the Red Wings seems to be able to provide. They hope to follow in the footsteps of other players who have done well once they came to Detroit.
Here are seven players who had their careers rejuvenated once they arrived in Hockeytown.