Red Wings Hope Youth Can Provide a Spark

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Jim Balint in NHL
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With the rash of departures and injuries piling up, the Red Wings need their “kids” to step in and play bigger roles on the team.   The team is hovering around the .500 mark, and inconsistent play is starting to frustrate the fanbase.   Because the team’s depth isn’t what it was last season, it is finally starting to embrace a youth movement and the growing pains inherent to developing that talent at an NHL level.   Today, I’ll take a look at the forwards the Wings have brought up from the minors to fill the voids left by free agency and injury.   Justin Abdelkader was called up last season for the playoff run. Replacing Tomas Kopecky in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals, he picked up his first NHL point, an assist on Johan Franzen ...

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