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The Wings are going to be stacked!

We're already seeing how effective the young guns can be at times. Now in the WJC Mantha is tearing it up. Mitch Callahan is having a lot of success this year in the AHL, here's to hoping it translates in the future to the NHL level. If he could be effective in the NHL, he'd be a WELCOME addition to the 4th line.

Here's some thoughts on what the line and d-pair combinations could be over the next 4 years:

14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
LW C RW LW C RW LW C RW LW C RW
Line 1 Zetterberg Datsyuk Jurco Zetterberg Datsyuk Jurco Zetterberg Weiss Jurco Tatar Helm Jurco
Line 2 Franzen Weiss Nyquist Tatar Weiss Nyquist Tatar Helm Nyquist Pulkinnen Zetterberg Nyquist
Line 3 Tatar Helm Abdelkader Franzen Helm Abdelkader Franzen Datsyuk Abdelkader Frk Jarnkrok Mantha
Line 4 Miller Andersson M Callahan Miller Andersson M Callahan Miller Jarnkrok M Callahan Abdelkader Weiss M Callahan
Extra F Tootoo Glendening Andersson Mantha
Pairing 1 Kronwall Ericsson Kronwall Ericsson Smith DeKeyser Smith DeKeyser
Pairing 2 Smith DeKeyser Smith DeKeyser Kronwall Ericsson Kronwall Ericsson
Pairing 3 Kindl Ouellet Kindl Ouellet Kindl Ouellet Sproul Ouellet
Extra D Lashoff Lashoff Sproul Marchenko
Goalie Howard Howard Howard Howard
Gustavsson Mrazek Mrazek Mrazek
FA Forwads Emmerton Bertuzzi Jarnkrok Nastasiuk Frk Franzen Miller
Cleary Sheahan Ferraro Pulkinnen Aubry Athanasiou Tvrdon Datsyuk
Nestrasil Glendening Tootoo
Parkes Coetzee Eaves
Samuelsson
FA Defensemen Quincey Nicastro Jensen Lashoff Backman Kindl
Almquist Fournier Marchenko Nedomlel
FA Goalie Coreau Paterson
Key:
Re-Signed Contract
Promoted from AHL
Re-Signed to AHL
Non RW signed to DET
Buyout

That's a lot of in-house talent that could stick around for a long time and compete. Not many teams will be able to say that so much of their teams is drafted rather than free agent signings.

Are you willing to say Ken Holland doesn't know what he's doing? I'm not...

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