Being a successful NHL franchise and being a successful fantasy owner both require patience. In particular, judging how long to be patient with young players is a key in both games. Do you have the patience it takes to wait for a star to develop?
Pavel Datsyuk was one of the many key forwards that missed extensive time for the Red Wings last season. With several young players stepping up in his absence, the 36-year-old could begin to relinquish some offensive responsibilities in 2014-15.
The Atlantic Division features this year's No. 1 overall pick, the player that had the best statistical year, and Jon Litterine's top overall NHL prospect. See which is which in Jon Litterine's article.