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11-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Randall Ritchey
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David Perron - David Backes - TJ Oshie
Lee Stempniak - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko
Lars Eller - Jay McClement - Jaden Schwartz
Jamal Mayers - Jochen Hecht - Ryan Reaves
Michal Handzus/Marty Reasoner/Petr Cajanek/DJ King

Erik Johnson - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Ian Cole
Nikita Nikitin - Roman Polak
Christian Backman/David Rundblad/Matt Walker

Ben Bishop
Jake Allen
Konstantin Barulin
Marek Schwarz

Defense is the strong point here with two franchise defenseman anchoring the blueline while the rest are top four guys. Rundblad has top pairing potential while Backman was a top our guy for the first few years of his career.

The forwards are solid. Would make for a pretty good top twelve. Obviously it could look better but with guys like Ty Rattie, Dmitri Jaskin, and Phil McRae coming up the ranks, it could look even better two/three years from now.

Goaltending is the weakest position. If Barulin would have come over this probably would be a different story but as of now, Bishop is the top goalie with 23 games played. While he and Allen both have starting potential, it's still not known if they reach said potential or not.

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