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09-04-2012, 04:03 PM
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I think the wings are at a point where they will be making space for young guys to prepare for the losses of Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Between this upcoming season and the 2 after I think we'll see Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Dekeyser, and Jarnkrok all playing fairly major roles on the team with Datsyuk and Z still around to help them
Totally agree - this is what I'm really hoping for. Going forward in the next 4-5 years Dats, Z, Filp, Kronner, Ericsson, Jimmy as the core of still effective mentoring veterans in place with the next generation of young talent of (12/13) Smith, Brunner, Nyquist, (13/14) Tatar, Dekeyser, Sheahan, Jarknok (14/15) Ouelllet, Mrazek, Sproul, Jurco, Pukkinen etc etc.
If our core stays fairly healthy, half these kids become roster players, and a few good FA acquisitions happen the fairly immediate future should be looking pretty sharp.
Cant stress enough how much I want to ensure that KH locks Pavel up for another 2-3 years once his current deal is up. Practicing/playing/travelling/learning from a guy like that is huge for the development of allot of our young euros who probably looked up to him bigtime as they grew up.
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