Van Ryn(didnt play all year though)
Is their anyone that would rather have Group B playing for us this year instead of Group A ? Plus Deboer.
Plus we lead were #1 in the league in injuries last year.
We have to be better.
Group A / B Stillman < Jokinen(Olli was better but Stillman is a better leader & his numbers aren't that far off of what Olli scored last season, our improved defense more the makes up for Olli's offense leaving IMO) Ballard > Mezei(don't even have to make a point here do I) McCabe > Van Ryn(If Van ryn is 100% it's almost even exept for the fact McCabe has a better shot and more of a physical presence) Boynton = Montador(both bring about the same to the team. Only difference Monty would have been cheaper & been able to cover a forward spot incase of injuries) Matthias > Stumpel(Matthias is younger, faster, has a better shot, is cheaper, etc., etc. etc.) Welch = Cullimore(Cully was brought in because of the injury to Welch. that's why I am comparing the 2. Cully was a great addition to our D last season and really showed he can still play at a high level. I wish we would have retained his services but Welch IMO can be just as good this year for us)
Frolik( I expect him to start in Rochester unless Zednik is traded)
I didn't add Johansson because he was brought in to replace and injured Van Ryn.
Better defense this year, maybe worse off on offense though. I like how some of the dead weight was let go, and I like how we have gotten tougher also. The more I look at our team this year, the more it excites me. People are underestimating us, and I wouldnt have it any other way.