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08-31-2011, 05:52 PM
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Ideally something like this, bold are locks

Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Semin
Kovalchuk-Malkin-Radulov

Tarasenko- Anisimov-Kulemin
Kuznetsov-Kaigorodov/Burmistrov- Afinoganov
Artyukhin

Markov-Nikulin
Kulikov-Tyutin
Grebeshkov-Volchenkov
Orlov/Voinov (Hopefully one of them will be ready in time)

Bryz
Varlamov
Bobrovsky

Forwards look really good, a lot of talent and most of them should be in their prime. I didn't include guys like Yakupov because they are too young, realistically Kuznetsov and Burmistrov are kinda hard to call right now and may have to be replaced with more experienced reliable players when the time comes ( though I expect that at least one of them should be ready by then)

Goaltending is solid

Defense is somewhat thin, likely no Gonchar as he will too old. This leaves Markov as our only star on defense; makes me think that Kulikov really needs to step up and become that number 1-2 D-man or we are in trouble. The rest should be a solid if unspectacular group. Hopefully Orlov or someone like that can emerge in time but with our recent history of D-man I'm not gonna be holding my breath.

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