Predicting the 2018/19 Detroit Red Wings Team leaders

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31: Andreas Athanasiou #72 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third period goal with teammates in front of Mike Condon #1 of the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on March 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 2-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31: Andreas Athanasiou #72 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third period goal with teammates in front of Mike Condon #1 of the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on March 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 2-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings are set to commence a new season.  This leaves us to wonder who will lead the team statistically throughout the year.

The new season brings many new faces into the Detroit Red Wings lineup.  The Wings are in the midst of a youth movement and points may be at a premium to achieve for the young players.  Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill seem to realize this isn’t 1999 anymore finally.

In the “new” NHL a salary cap driven era, the successful teams have a handful of star players getting paid with the bottom forwards contributing depth scoring on rookie deals.  It is pretty difficult to produce if you’re buried in Grand Rapids waiting for an opportunity to be called up.

The Detroit Red Wings have many young players set to make a mark in Motown this year, and it has become a breath of fresh air for the franchise.  The rookies are not prepared to lead the team yet by any means but serve as critical depth pieces sprinkled throughout the lineup.

We predict the team leaders on the morning of opening night, just in time for the start of the new season;