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01-07-2013, 01:35 PM
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BETTER THAN 50-50 ODDS (in alphabetical order)

Hagelin
Hrivik
Kreider
McIlrath
Miller


50-50 ODDS

Fast
Jean
Lindberg
Nieves
Skjei


LEGITIMATE ODDS (at least 30%)

Noreau
St. Croix (but if he makes it, he'll be a difference maker)
Talbot
Thomas (same as MSC)


OUTSIDE ODDS (at least 10%)

Andersson
Bourque
Fogarty
McColgan
Spelling
Yogan


TINY ODDS

Ceresnak
Delisle
Missiaen


NO CHANCE IN HELL

Niemi
Parlett
Pashnin
Stajcer
Wilson

* Zuccarello is highly unlikely to ever return.

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Overall, in addition to Hagelin who already solidified his role on the Rangers, I see about 7-8 players from this bunch who'll be solid producers (top-9 forward or top-5 defenseman. I'm not counting 4th liners or #6 Dmen because they are a dime a dozen every summer):

1. Either Hrivik or Jean will become a top-9 LW.
2. Either Fast or Thomas will become a top-9 RW.
3. Miller will be a top-9 center or winger.
4. At least one, maybe two of the other 3 centers (Lindberg, Nieves and St. Croix) should be a top-9 center.
5. Kreider should be at a minimum a third liner, hopefully much more than that.
6. McIlrath should make it as a top-5 blueliner.
7. Either Skjei or Noreau will be a top-5 blueliner.


Nash - Brad - ???
Kreider - Stepan - Callahan (we should try this line this year)
Hagelin - Miller - Thomas/Fast
Hrivik/Jean - Lindberg/Nieves - ???

McDonagh - Girardi
Staal - McIlrath
MDZ - Skjei/Noreau


I think the question marks make it very clear where our holes will be going into the future.


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