Potential 30 Goal achievers for the Detroit Red Wings

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) skates up ice with the puck during the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings on March 15, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) skates up ice with the puck during the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings on March 15, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Filip Zadina

The 6th overall selection in this past NHL Entry Level Draft Filip Zadina will be a 30 goal scorer in the future for the Detroit Red Wings.

Filip Zadina fell into the Red Wings lap, and Ken Holland made the right choice not passing on a talent like this.  Zadina may be that franchise changing player in the next couple of seasons.  Zadina often found in the Alexander Ovechkin office waiting for a one-timer to drive home.

The 18-year-old Czech forward scored 44 times last season for the Halifax Mooseheads.  Detroit is expecting Zadina’s talent to translate right into an NHL talent.  Ken Holland needs to move a few forwards out-of-town to ensure Zadina starts right away in Detroit.

Zadina, unlike Rasmussen, he doesn’t need to be returned to junior if he doesn’t make the Red Wings roster.  Zadina could merely be sent to Grand Rapids if he’s unable to make the Red Wings to start the season.

That comes as a little bit of unfortunate news; it just gives Ken Holland an alibi to send Zadina to the AHL clearing the way for someone else to play in Detroit instead.  Scouting reports suggest Zadina’s sniper ability is NHL ready.

If Detroit could play Zadina alongside Zetterberg if Z is indeed able to play it would really benefit Filip.  If Henrik is unable to return due to a back injury, Zadina may benefit the most on a line with Frans Nielsen.  Nielsen is in need of a scoring winger on his line, and Nielsen also behind Zetterberg,  the most reliable 2-way center on the Detroit Red Wings.

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The future is bright up front for the Detroit Red Wings, a line we can expect to see when the time comes,  for many years to come will be Zadina, Larkin, Mantha.  All three players are potentially 30 goal regulars.