Returning vet : Spezza/Karlsson - > Simply could not choose. Essentially it comes down to Spezza being healthy or not. I wanted to vote Spezza but am too afraid of the injury bug. Karlsson is a close second, i'm very excited to see what he brings next season.
Rookie : Cowen - > We have not had a beast of these proportions since Sutton, whom I wanted to keep. This guy will hopefully be the anchor of our defense for 10 years, I can't wait to see him get started.
Karlsson. He gets so much hate from other teams because of his -30. I just want him to dominate like he's shown he can. I'm expecting big things from him and he's surpassed my expectations every time.
HM: Spezza. If he can keep up his absolutely brilliant play, he should also prove a lot of haters wrong. I hope he can start a push to play in 2014.
Rundblad. I think puck moving, skill defensemen are key cogs for a team. Between Karlsson and Rundblad, I think opposing teams will be stretched so thin that the two will combine for a lot of offense. Rundblad might have put up the most impressive season outside of the NHL of any prospest we've had (maybe Spezza).
HM: Cowen. Exactly what the doctor ordered for this team. He might make the biggest difference on our team next year relative to last year of any new player.
Vet = Anderson. So much hinges on his performance. If we are pushing for a play-off spot or if we are in the lottery again. We all saw what good goaltending can do as well as bad goaltending (Elliott).
Rookie = Rundbland. Let's see what all the hype is about. I know I am super excited.