These 6 + Petersson will all spend parts of next season in Bingo and Ottawa. Wiercioch will probably get a call up at some point as well if there are a few injuries (which there will be). Prince is another possibility to get a call. I kind of hope we keep a rotating spot in the lineup as incentive for everybody.
Michalek Spezza Petersson
Silfverberg Turris Alfie
Greening Smith Zibby
Foligno o'brien Neil
I put Stone in before Petersson. Very excited to see if this guy can transition his game into the NHL. Could be a top-6 power forward.
And before people criticize this idea of putting him on the top-line, I think we should see if he can score the way he does in Junior and to do that he'll need Spezza to start.
Also, Z-bad shouldn't be on the 3rd line. I'd rather him be the top-center in the AHL then on the 3rd line (even though that would be an energetic line).
Michalek Spezza Stone
Silfverberg Z-bad Alfie
Greening Turris Smith
Foligno O'brien Neil
* full disclosure, I don't know if Smith could play right wing. I put him in there because he's a right-handed shot.
Silfverberg is almost a lock at this point. Zibanejad will make it. One of Hoffman/Petersson/Filatov/Stone will make it if they have an unbelievable camp/pre-season. I also think it will impact Zibanejad going to minors if they do.
4- Da Costa
This is pretty much how I feel, except that Filatov is a complete wild card. He could slot in above Da Costa, or right off the list for me.
Edit: forgot about Bishop, who I imagine is a lock for the backup role, and if he isn't then I see Lehner coming in before we look outside the organization; so maybe add Bishop at 1, and bump off Stone to add Lehner somewhere around 10th.