I also get the feeling Sgarbossa and Coyle (if they make the Sharks) are going to impress a lot of people
Oh boy I hope you're not a Sharks fan cos you're in for a rude surprise if you think they're still on your team (you don't have Connolly anymore either).
Brendan Smith is ready to break out I think, just a matter of whether or not Det is willing to give him the TOI to do it. Erixon and Brodie are a couple more intriguing dmen...Erixon won't put up big numbers but Brodie is capable of it. Brodie's already a top four dman, finished the season injured but if Cgy's system changes and allows the D to be more active then he's their best offensive option I feel.
Kyle Palmieri is another one I can't believe no one mentioned, he destroyed the AHL in terms of goal scoring and showed he can play in the NHL.
Ryan Johansen still looks a bit lanky but if his summer goes well and he uses his size more next season then I can see him putting up good numbers.
And I thought Loktionov looked good towards the end of his stint but then LA demoted him after the Carter trade, never know if he gets another chance.
How long do we have to wait for JVR to "breakout"? It's getting to the point where it's just sad.
Hes 21, and has been plagued by injuries. At the start of the season he looked like he was going to breakout, but then he got hurt and hasn't been the same since. Hopefully next year he will be good to go.
Last year in playoffs he looked extremely good, 7G in 11Gp