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11-07-2012, 01:01 PM
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I think people are expecting certain prospects to make the jump too soon.

I think the roster will look something like this:

Moulson-Tavares-Boyes
Grabner-Nielsen-Okposo
Bailey-Strome-Niederreiter
Ullstrom-Cizikas-Martin
Joensuu

Streit-Visnovsky
Donovan-Hamonic
Reinhart-MacDonald
Carkner

Nabokov
Poulin
DiPietro

Ultimately if all/some of Streit, Boyes, Nabokov, or Visnovsky are not resigned, other veterans that will bring the Isles above the cap floor will need to be picked up either via FA or trade. Not all prospects like Nelson, Halmo, Pedan, etc. will make it right away and require some time in the AHL.

Expect top prospects like Strome, Niederreiter, and Reinhart to fast track, as well as already groomed prospects like Cizikas, Ullstrom, and Donovan to make a push. Other than that, this rebuild is a slower process than some would probably like to see.

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