Ill say Coyotes. Maybe no Future Norris Winners... But OEL looks like he'll be a solid #1 (arguably already is), Yandle is a solid top pairing guy, or even a 1B, + Michalek/Klesla and Gormley, Rundblad, Murphy, etc waiting in the wings.
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013
Coyotes should run away with this IMO so much quality and deep... Some prospect could bust thou but damn i love what there D could look like in 3-5 years even if the prospects doesn't pan out Yandle and OEL alone can keep them in the conversation
Have to go with the Rangers. Lots of futures look promising but the Rangers foursome of Girardi, Staal, Del Zotto, and McDonagh isn't promising, it's already here.
Now Girardi is 28 and obviously that isn't going to look great in 3-5 years but McDonagh, Del Zotto, and Staal will all still be in their primes. Sauer if he can come back is only 25. McIlrath and Skeji are in the system. McIlrath will at least be a good 3rd pairing guy and Skeji could be McDonagh-lite.
Sens and Coyotes are also right there in terms of both potential and proof. The Pens have great potential but they need more pieces established in the NHL before they're in this discussion, or at least one more top guy to compliment Letang.
Rangers is the safe pick, Sens have the highest ceiling, Phoenix is somewhere between the two. I still think Rundblad is gonna be a star and OEL, Yandle are already steady and improving, and Gormley and Murphy look to be solid prospects too.