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2010 Roster:

Sidney Crosby - lock.
Jarome Iginla - likely (reasoning will be below).
Eric Staal - likely.

Joe Thornton - unlikely.
Patrick Marleau - unlikely.
Dany Heatley - definitely gone.

Ryan Getzlaf - likely.
Corey Perry - lock.
Brendan Morrow - definitely gone.

Jonathon Toews - lock.
Mike Richards - likely.
Rick Nash - questionable.

Alright - so let's get started. Iginla - I think I'm the only person who has him on the roster but honestly, he will be the same age as Niedermeyer was in 2010. He would most definitely be the captain and he's shown little sign of decline. If he's still an offensive force in 2014, I see him being a near lock for his veteran/leadership abilities and still great level of player. I personally think the entire Sharks line will be gone - Heatley's been on the decline while the other two while still will probably be good players are replaceable. I don't understand why people are writing Getzlaf off after one bad season, he does great in clutch situations like 2010. Perry's an obvious lock and Morrow will obviously be gone. Toews and Richards I view as locks for their shutdown ability in 2010. Nash is a 50/50 for me.

So from the above on my roster, there are five open spots:

Steven Stamkos - obvious choice.
Claude Giroux - obvious choice.

Patrice Bergeron - replaces Rick Nash on the shutdown line.
John Tavares - with his current progression, will likely be an elite player by then.
Taylor Hall - my controversial pick but I think the kid's blazing speed and hard hitting, take-no-**** play will make the opposing team's life a living hell.

I won't do a defense analysis because everyone generally has the exact same lineup.

Shea Weber - Drew Doughty
Duncan Keith - Alex Pietrangelo

Those four seem to be the locks. #5 and #6 spots seem to bubble around Kris Letang, Brent Seabrook, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Dan Hamhuis and P.K. Subban. I'd personally do Letang and Staal.

So here's what my line up would be:

Steven Stamkos - Sidney Crosby (A) - Corey Perry
Eric Staal - Claude Giroux - John Tavares
Taylor Hall - Ryan Getzlaf - Jarome Iginla (C)
Mike Richards - Jonathon Toews - Patrice Bergeron
x: Jordan Staal

Shea Weber - Drew Doughty
Alex Pietrangelo - Duncan Keith
Kris Letang - Marc Staal
x: Brent Seabrook

Carey Price
Marc-André Fleury
Roberto Luongo

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