Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/7/13

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 24: 41st overall pick Cory Emmerton and 47th overall pick Shawn Matthias of the Detroit Red Wings pose together during the 2006 NHL Draft held at General Motors Place on June 24, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings have some excellent hockey players but they don't have a Steven Stamkos or a Sidney Crosby. You don't get those players when you don't have the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, which the Wings haven't had because they've made the playoffs 21 straight seasons. Crosby and Stamkos currently lead the league in scoring. The Wings have Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, who are 12th and 15th in the league in scoring, respectively. But the Wings have always been a better team when they've been able to get scoring from all of their lines, not just their top two, and from their defensemen. Earlier in the season, the Wings needed Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Damien Brunner to do the scoring. But Thursday night, the goals were coming from some unexpected sources. Defenseman Jakub Kindl scored the first goal of the game in the second period, his second of the season. Cory Emmerton, who had been buzzing about the offensive zone and was second in s...
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