May 6, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) scores a goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) in the third period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Who Will Lead The 2013-14 Detroit Red Wings In Goals?

Over the past few seasons Henrik ZetterbergPavel Datsyuk, and Johan Franzen have battled each other to lead the Detroit Red Wings in goals. Recently, Franzen and Datsyuk have had Zetterberg’s number despite the fact that Zetterberg always seems to be right behind them in stats.

But before we crown one of them we will have to discuss the two new players on the Red Wings who could be in line to take over the crown and a dark horse who could eclipse them as well.

Daniel Alfredsson is in the twilight part of his career, but he is a goalscorer and he could once again put up big numbers despite the fact that it is a long shot at this point.

Stephen Weiss is the other newbie on the Red Wings would could be in line to take over the crown. He has consistently been a 20 goal scorer with the Florida Panthers and has been close to scoring 30 goals a coupe times. With a better team and less attention focused on him, he could have a very good season.

The dark horse could be Justin Abdelkader. He had 10 goals in the shortened season and with a full 82 games next to Pavel Datsyuk he could be a 20 goal scorer or more.

Pavel Datsyuk

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

15

1st

2011-12

19

5th

2010-11

23

3rd

2009-10

27

2nd

2008-09

32

2nd

Henrik Zetterberg

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

11

3rd

2011-12

22

3rd

2010-11

24

2nd

2009-10

23

3rd

2008-09

31

3rd

Johan Franzen

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

14

2nd

2011-12

29

1st

2010-11

28

1st

2009-10

10

5th

2008-09

34

1st

Daniel Alfredsson

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

10

4th

2011-12

27

2nd

2010-11

14

5th

2009-10

20

4th

2008-09

24

4th

Stephen Weiss

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

1

6th

2011-12

20

4th

2010-11

21

4th

2009-10

28

1st

2008-09

14

5th

Justin Abdelkader

YEAR

# OF GOALS

RANKING

2012-13

10

4th

2011-12

8

6th

2010-11

7

6th

2009-10

9

6th

2008-09

0

6th

Knowing the stats behind the players it is time to decide on who you believe will lead the Red Wings in assists next season.

Who Will Lead the Red Wings in Goals?

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