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12-01-2012, 02:48 PM
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No offense to Jensen or Kassian but they have not proven to be NHLers let alone have star power.
Tanev is our best young Dman and he is a 2nd pairing complementary guy a best. We have a few but no standouts you see leading a team.
Centre is train wreck - Schroeder and Gaunce means the team is lottery fodder if they are your top 2 centres.
Betting on an old Burrows and injury ravaged Kesler to be able to carry the team in 4-5 years is very optimistic.
The existing D might last that long but big chunks it'll be at the age you need serious renewal. Edler or bust.
The only bright spot is goal, assuming Schneider doesn't leave as a UFA in 3 years if the team looks done.
Based on what we have in the cupboard we are in for a world of hurt once the core burns out. It'll take a heap of amazing drafts and some great UFA signings to even be a playoff team.
A lot of doom and gloom here. Sure, if all our prospects fall flat on their face we're going to suck... there's also a chance they all exceed expectations and we roll right into another great period for the franchise. Best bet is probably somewhere in the middle.
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