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07-09-2008, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bogans View Post
There are some stars (Naslund, Drury, Gomez, Redden) on both offense and defense,
Naslund WAS a star. Drury was NEVER a star. Gomez is ALMOST a star. Redden was ALMOST a star and may still ALMOST be a star, hopefully. Lundqvist is the only current STAR, with the departure of Jagr.

Of the rest, I expect Staal to become a star. Dubi might become a star but I doubt it. Dawes is an even bigger longshot. This is not a lineup littered with potential superstars or great players. They are either not here yet or we are years away from competing for the prize.

With luck they might win a Cup but with luck one could say the same thing for almost every team in the league. This is currently a very non-physical team without great offensive firepower. Only if the youth greatly accelerates their skills does this team not face an immediate bleak future, in my opinion.

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