Detroit Red Wings: Darren Helm Hopes to Exceed Expectations

November 13th, 2012 by Garrett Kolodziej Leave a reply »
The beginning of Darren Helm's career in Hockeytown would have been satisfactory for most up and coming players. 

Helm has already won a Stanley Cup with Detroit (2008) and got to within a game of winning his second in 2009. In fact, he scored an overtime goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Chicago that forever made him a hometown hero in Hockeytown. 

Not to mention that Helm also has a Gold Medal from the 2007 World Junior Championships and an appearance in the CHL Memorial Cup as a member of the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Back in those days, Helm was a point per game threat to the opposing attack every night in Junior Hockey. His last two seasons in Medicine Hat saw him put up 79 and 64 points, respectively ( 

Helm was expected to become a high impact player after landing in Grand Rapids in the 2007-08 season. Yet, Helm utilized his best gifts—his speed and grit—to become a third line checker who uses blazing speed to compensate for his smaller frame.

Since he has embraced this new role, his production in the general offensive stat sheets has taken a dip. But playing as a thir ...

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