which of these "hockey powers" do you see declining in power in the future
for sum reason it didnt allow me to poll this question
but which hockey powerhouse do you see going in a downward spiral in the near future????????
we are witnessing dallas's downfall this season whos next??????
btw is there a way to add the poll option now? i really wanna see what you guys think
Last edited by #44_delivers: 01-22-2004 at 07:59 PM.
Philadelphia still no Goalies and Recchi Primeau Roenick Desjardins Ragnarsson are starting to be old But they still have Pitkanen Carter Richards Comrie Handzus Gagne Markov...
Detroit Chelios Yzerman Hull ... are old enough and they doesn't have great Future at defense they Have Fischer Kronvall ... but nothing like Pitkanen. They have Hudler Grigorenko Zetterberg and Datsyuk at Fowards should be set they need to draft or trade for a young D-Man to stay Very Competitive.
Vancouver : No Bert and Nazzy they are not at the top of the division with Colorado and they don't have a great bunch a prospects they have good one in Kotsov Kesler Umberger ( if they sign him ) ... but no Game Breaker like Detroit and Philly )
Ottawa : IMO is the team of the bext 5-6 years if they can keep all ther players Most young talented team in the league but money is the problem if they can keep hossa Havlat Spezza Alfie Redden Chara ... they will rock.
Colorado have the money and knows how to use it Sakic continu to produce , Forsberg too they have Young Talent like Tanguay Hejduk Morris ... but Prospects Bank is an Issue.
St-Louis : St-Louis is good mix of Old and Young players i think they wil not decline in the near future.
Toronto : The Maple-Leafs are a very Old team : Roberts, A-Mo, Sundin, Belfour, Renberg are all over 30 their Defense is young enough with Colaiacovo Kaberle McCabe and prospects like Bell Harrison ....
New-Jersey : Good team Good Organization Good Staff and Best Goalie in the World so i think they will stay good for many years.
Detroit-weak on D for the future. Good young forwards but they are all Euros...they will miss players like Shanahan and Yzerman...will be competive...but no cups with a team led by Datsyuk and Zetterberg, but still will be a fun team to watch.
Colorado-Forsberg and Selanne finish careers in Europe. Kariya leaves as UFA. Sakic and Blake get older. Tanguay, Hejduk and Morris are good players to keep them as a decent team, but won't dominate the league once Forsberg and Sakic are gone.
New Jersey-Until Brodeur retires this team will be a playoff factor. Stevens eventual retirement will hurt though.
Philadelphia-pretty good mix of young and old players.
Ottawa-Spezza, Havlat, Hossa ...all young and talented...get Alfredsson on a long term deal and this team is all set. A good young defense led by Redden and Chara as well.
St. Louis- Can stay competitive as long as Pronger is willing to play.
Vancouver- Naslund is the key. If he finishes his career in Sweden this team is SOL.
Toronto-some decent prospects but obviously an old team. Guaranteed to miss the playoffs for a couple years in a row sometime in the near future.
Vancouver and Toronto are my picks for declining teams in the next couple years.