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Young winger should make the Red Wings a Western threat yet again

Originally Published: June 17, 2010
By and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus and ESPN The Magazine

Plugging Holes -- Detroit Red Wings

The Hole: Youth at LW, RW

The Red Wings admittedly suffered an unfortunate number of injuries last season to the likes of Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Holmstrom, Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Niklas Kronwall. However, the team is getting older by the day, and last season Detroit finished 21st in even-strength offense with a minus-0.9 GVT, 14th in total offense with a minus-3.5 GVT and 14th in goals per game with 2.72.