I think the future top line is taking shape and will eventually consist of a real good nucleus.
Not saying they are locks as elite players but a future of:
Nyquist - Anderson - Tatar
Dekeyser - Smith
so far that is looking like a bright future!
I don't think any of those guys will be elite, but I think the Wings nucleus of young talent is much more extensive. The Red Wings will most likely have 11 players between the ages of 22-27 on their 23 man roster when next season starts: Nyquist, Tatar, Helm, Andersson, Emmerton, Abdelkader, Brunner, Kindl, DeKeyser, Lashoff and Smith. All of them have pretty much found a role and this team and some are young enough to still have lots of room to grow, while the ones entering their prime all seem to still be improving.
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