Thread: Speculation: 2013 Offseason
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11-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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Valtteri Filppula / Pavel Datsyuk / Damien Brunner
Gustav Nyquist/ Henrik Zetterberg / Johan Franzen
Calle Jarnkrok / Darren Helm / Mikael Samuelsson
Tomas Tatar / Justin Abdelkader / Jordin Tootoo
Jan Mursak / Cory Emmerton /
Niklas Kronwall / Ryan Whitney
Brendan Smith / Jonathan Ericsson
Carlo Colaiacovo / Kyle Quincey
Jakub Kindl
Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Let Cleary, Miller and White walk. I think Bert retires after not being able to find the desire to the work to get into hockey shape again after a year off - that, or he promptly falls to injury in training camp. I think Eaves ends up calling it a career, though if he comes back, dump one of Emmerton/Mursak.

I assume we'd go after Edler, but will end up signing someone like Whitney or Smid. I picked Whitney. Also, I have Jarnkrok making the team. I think he continues to elevate his game this year, and makes his case for a roster spot next year. If Jarnkrok shows he can win a draw, I don't think Helm has as solid of a grab on that third line center spot as it's made out to be. If Jarnkrok can handle that spot and go a long way towards giving us three solid lines that can produce, I think a Gator-Helm-Tootoo fourth line isn't out of the question in the near future.

RIP David
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