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Detroit Red Wings mailbag: How will Steve Yzerman handle all these prospects?

Nearly 40 years have passed since the last time a Detroit Red Wings player skipped straight from the draft to the NHL.

Evaluating when a prospect is ready for promotion is the topic of this Wings mailbag, as John R wonders if it will be different under the management of Steve Yzerman: “I wondered what strategy the new regime in Detroit will take with European players. For example Jonatan Berggren is tearing up the SHL currently. If he continues to perform and does not have a severe drought, is there a chance he comes ready to play in NHL without seasoning in AHL first?