2013: Players you want to see go to the next level
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01-19-2013, 05:43 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
We have lots of guys capable of the "next level" on this team...I'm referring to young players that can give us more and are still on the upswing.
Subban-assuming he signs in the next few weeks, he can take the next step on offense, he is already good but has the mobility and shot to become a force 5 on 5 and on the PP. Basically from the 40 point to the 55-60 point range(prorates to 32-36 points.
Diaz-played like a decent #5-6 last year when given the proper workload, he can give more on offense and on defense and play like a solid 2nd pair 18-20 minute guy based on his play in the Swiss league.
Emelin-language, smaller rink and different systems was an adjustment last year. Can be better defensively(shutdown #3-4 type) as well as generate more offense in the 20-25 point range(prorated 12-15 points).
Eller-made solid gains last year, he can also progress on both sides of the puck, maybe a few more goals and mostly more nice set ups...12-15-27 range would be good, plus better defensive/pk/faceoff play.
Weber-his biggest issue is consistency, some nights he looked like a top 4 guy, others like an ECHL guy in the NHL. If he can become more regular night in night out, he can be a solid NHL d-man(#4-6 who excells on the PP) here or elswhere.
White-a big part of it is staying healthy and maintaining his energetic play. He can give more on offense and can improve his faceoffs. Maybe chip in the 20-25 point range(12-15 points prorated).
Price-He's been a top 10-15 NHL goalie(though he slipped a bit last year), he can take it up a notch to the Lundquist Quick etc level of top 5.
Galchenyuk-for him it would mean a regular NHL spot playing top 9 all year and chipping in 40-50 point range(23-27 prorated).
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