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07-09-2013, 07:45 PM
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Detroit Red Wings 2013 draft review

The Detroit Red Wings entered the 2013 NHL Draft with the 18th overall selection, their earliest first round pick since the beginning of the 1990s. This understandably led to high expectations in the Motor City and the Red Wings did not disappoint, dealing their first round pick to San Jose for the 20th and 58th overall picks. Detroit then wasted no time in selecting the draft's lone 50 goal-scorer in Anthony Mantha before bolstering the system with gritty, skilled two-way forwards and hulking defensemen.

Many of Detroit's prospects are ready to make the jump from major junior to the AHL or even NHL, and with this comes the necessity of replenishing the prospect pipeline.… read more


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