FROM THE PUBLISHER

It has been a great pleasure over the past 16 years providing you with exclusive, in-depth coverage of Detroit Red Wings prospects.

Whether it was future stars such as Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg or a prospect who never made it such as Igor Grigorenko or Christofer Lofberg — I loved the weekly tradition of keeping you informed with news, notes, stats and the inside scoop straight from the mouths of scouts.

However, there comes a time to move on — even from a good thing, and as of September 2014, Red Wings Central has been closed.

Thank you for visiting and supporting the site through the years. And a special thank you to Jim Nill, Hakan Andersson, Jiri Fischer, Joe McDonnell, Mark Leach, David Kolb and the Detroit Red Wings scouting staff — past and present — for returning countless calls and being so accommodating.

Sincerely,

Matthew Wuest