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03-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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Too soon to judge.

The draft picks that have arrived on the roster since 2007: Tavares, AMac, Hamonic, Ullstrom, Bailey, Okposo, Cizikas, Martin. That group has 1 sure star,2 promising mid pair defenseman, 2 question mark forwards, and 3 promising or solid bottom 6 forwards.

Still in development in the system but showing signs of hopeful NHL careers in 1-2 years: Nelson, Nino, Sundstrom, Persson, Donovan, deHaan, Kabanov.
That group has 2-3 promising potential 2nd line forwards, 2 of which could be eventual 1st line, 3 promising potential 3rd round forwards, 1 promising mid pair defenseman, 1 questionable defenseman.

Not rating or counting non-pro level drafted prospects that are not in the system yet such as Strome, Mayfield, Pedan, Lee, Reinhart, Pelech, Theoret, that are anywhere from highly regarded to project. Off by himself is Petrov.

In all, the next 2-4 years will determine the success of this rebuild and will be led in all ways by the continued excellence of Tavares.

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