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12-03-2012, 07:21 AM
Nac Mac Feegle
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1. I'd say 4th in the conference. A decent team but won't make the conference final.

2. As for the roster...ugh. Five years is a long time.

Will Spezza's back hold out? Not sure. Seeing the game get younger, faster, and more physical, I doubt it. If he is still here, he probably won't be all that effective as a true #1 center in that time. Not at age 34.

I kinda have the feeling Karlsson will be shipped out by them for financial reasons. (Yeah, I'll take massive heat for that, but he'll command huge money in his next deal - if things go well for him - and I don't think the team can afford that unless we're the cup favs, which we won't be, as our prospect stable isn't that great and future progress will keep us out of elite pick range.)

Lehner should be in net for us by then. A true #1? Maybe. He'll be a 50-game starter.

Ceci will probably be the next Phillips. Solid all around but no spectacular anywhere. Good anchor, good character.

Don't see Stone or Noesen making the full time jump to the NHL.

Zibanejad will be a solid 15 goal scorer on the 2nd or 3rd line. Provides jam and relentless work ethic.

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