The Detroit Red Wings hosted the prospects tournament this year in Traverse City, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Buffalo Sabres last night to capture the tournament title, the first the Wings have won.
So what does this mean for the Red Wings? Well it means that once again, the farm system that Ken Holland and company have drafted and begun to develop are skilled, and they know how to win big games. It’s hard to see the great franchise that the Detroit Red Wings have built over the past two decades come toppling down any time soon.
Led by the first round draft pick this season, Anthony Mantha, the Red Wings went 3-0 in pool play, before beating the Buffalo Sabres prospects last night by a final score of 4-2.
Now I’m not saying by any means, that all of these kids will be playing in the NHL anytime soon, or at all for that matter, but the Red Wings have been a force to be reconned with in the NHL for some time now, and with players in the system that know how to play, and that know how to win, it doesn’t look like the empire will be falling anytime soon in Detroit. Not that the tournament hosted the skill level of the NHL, but the kids playing in the tournament are to be the future stars of the NHL.
Ken Holland has continued to draft talent into the Detroit system, and continues to show why the Red Wings have been so full of talent for so long. The Wings will look to continue their era of dominance for years to come.