Some folks on these forums, who are oblivious to the fact that the Wings sytem is incredibly talent rich, see three relatively unknown names and automatically assume they can't compete in today's NHL. People should not let the manner in which the Wings handle their prospects cloud their vision regarding how talented they truly are. Fact is, Players like Nyquist, Tatar, Anderson, Sheahan and even Ferraro would likely be playing on other NHL clubs right now.
A third line of Tatar - Jarnkrok - Nyquist would be intriguing if not for their lack of size/NHL experience. Though I bet they'd outskill most third lines in the NHL today, especially ours.
The old overripen/waivers argument. Im sure Babcock is just holding true superstars down so we can all watch Cleary, Bertuzzi, Abdelkader, and Eaves score a point every 10 games. Gimme a break. If these guys were good, theyd be on the team by 20-22 years old. Our farm system is good on D, but littered with small Euros.