If Andreas Athanasiou does not re sign with the Detroit Red Wings, this will be a pretty prominent whole to fill in the lineup. This is a player who possesses a lot of speed and can put the puck in the back of the net. He was able to get 18 goals last year for the club as a 23 year old. There does seem to be new talks with the speedy sniper which is good news for Red Wings fans but below are a few players that could have a bigger role with the Red Wings next season if he does not return:
Evgeny Svechnikov- 51 points in AHL.
Martin Frk- 50 points in AHL
Luke Glendening- 14 points in NHL
Ben Street- 50 points in AHL