Thread: Speculation: 2-3 years from now
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12-28-2009, 04:34 PM
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Outside of the pieces listed that are already all stars on the current roster (Lundy and Gabby) I see a bunch of third liners and some fringe NHL'ers, which makes it basically the same team we have right now. We need some elite level talent. Kreider could become elite but that door could swing the other direction completely. Not sure what Stepan or Grachev or even Ani for that matter will become at the NHL level. Cally and Dubi both need to take a BIG step forward to become top sixers within the next year or so.

The one piece that does have me excited 2 - 3 years from now is the defense. I am excited that MDZ and Staal can become a truly elite top pairing comparable to Keith and Seabrook in Chicago. All the other defenseman are question marks to me, might not even become NHLers, but there is a lot of depth there, to possibly produce two second pairing guys between Sangs, Gilroy, Sauer or McDonaugh.

So basically, we are missing a guy like Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin or perhaps, Cherepanov?

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