Detroit Red Wings: Why Darren Helm is the Future of the Franchise

March 14th, 2011 by Mike Suggs Leave a reply »
About two months ago, I wrote an article about the 10 best prospects in the Red Wings system, but recent events have inspired me to focus on a a player who has already started making a name for himself in the Motor City.  

From the moment he took the ice as a member of the Red Wings, one could tell that Darren Helm had potential.

He first made his presence felt during the 2008 and 2009 playoffs, where he made a habit of scoring clutch goals.

In fact, during his first two call-up stints in Detroit, he played more games during the playoffs than he did during the regular season. He also owns the unique distinction of having scored six goals in the playoffs before scoring one in the regular season.  

With Helm, the upside is obvious: He has lightning quick speed and he brings a ton of energy to every single shift. Every time he is on the ice, he gives 110 percent and never quits on a play. He is also one of the team's top penalty killers and, as such, is a threat in shorthanded situations.   

As most people know, the Red Wings like to ease their prospects into the NHL, especially during their first couple of ye ...

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