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09-20-2013, 09:55 AM
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I don't want to speculate what I think will happen, but instead what I want to happen.

Re-Sign:
Brassard
Zuccarello
Pouliot
Kristo
Kreider

Strålman
Moore

Trade:
Girardi to Montreal for Gallagher
Callahan in a three-way with Buffalo and New Jersey for Mark Fayne and Mark Pysyk (We'd never deal directly with the Devils, and there is no way I'm seeing Callahan in red)

Compliance buyout Richards

Hagelin-Stepan-Nash
Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello
Kreider-Lindberg-Gallagher
Fast-Miller-Kristo

McDonagh-Strålman
Staal-Fayne
Del Zotto-Moore

Lundqvist
Talbot

High-skill, high-energy team. Every line should be able to outpossess and outscore their matchup.

I don't think the relative smallness of the lineup would be a problem. Nash, Pouliot, and Kreider are huge, as are Staal ad Fayne. The smaller guys are all very intense and have no issue initiating contact or playing in traffic.

The only issue may be a lack of PK guys, but I think 1-2 of Gallagher, Fast, Miller, and Kristo can learn to PK really well. All fast and intense players.

The squad is young and could see a small dip in performance i 14-15 after an extremely successful 13-14 season. But I believe that team would grow into a Chicago-like powerhouse.

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