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02-20-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hohosaregood View Post
I consider Nieto to be a top-6 potential...Kuraly, Tennyson, Stalberg, and Hamilton have a pretty decent chance to be middle-6 players.

I really believe that DW is preparing the team for when Thornton and Marleau are gone. The prospect pool has a ton of two way puck moving defensemen and a lot of two way forwards. Even though we don't have any blue-chip offensive prospects.

It makes me think of the way that Nashville or Phoenix is built.

I do as well, and even right now I think we're in much better shape than people think. Assuming they're not traded, Couture, Pavs, and Hertl up the middle, Vlasic, Burns, Demers, Braun, and Irwin on the back end (along with other D prospects in waiting), and one or both of Stalock/Sateri in goal at some point. Not an elite group, but the building blocks are there to remain a good team while the prospect pool is restocked.

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