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05-08-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Richter Scale View Post
I mean... its true that losing Lidstrom, Holmstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and eventually Franzen within 5-6 years of each other will be really tough for a team to adapt to. Those are huge loses and tough players to replace. And for a fanbase that is used to having the best defender in the league for 20 years, you do kind of get spoiled.

All of that said, its ridiculous to say that a prospect pool with Nyquist, Tatar, DeKeyser, Brunner (sort of), Andersson, Jurco, Smith, Kindl is bad. Almqvist is very early in his development, but sure isn't looking like a slouch either.

Their forward prospects are definitely more promising than their d prospects. That said, the Dekeyser pickup is looking very good so far. Lidstrom played a big role in getting him there and had nothing but good things to say about the kid.
Yep. Jankrok is another good one. Wings always find a way to find great players.

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