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Here's a look at what Colts have coming back next season.
Coach: Dale Hawerchuk's 3-year deal is up and he needs to be resigned. This must be the first priority. Give him another 3-year deal and a big raise.

Goaltending: While the Colts could add a veteran goalie over summer, I won't be surprised to see them give Alex Fotinos a shot to prove himself early in season. If he struggles, they could go out and get a vet. I expect Alex will be just fine. Once he gets back-to-back starts he'll be just fine. I think they have a star netminder here. MacKenzie Blackwood will be the backup. He has tons of talent and should be a solid, young backup.

DEFENCE: Colts are loaded here for next season. If Lepkowski doesn't sign with Sabres, they will have him, Ekblad, Laser, Yuill, Dotchin, Webster and Garcia returning. I could see the Colts moving Lepkowski to get some scoring up front and make room for rookie prospect Rocky Kaura, who was selected in the 4th Rd this year and the team is high on. Ekbald, Laser, Dotchin and Yuill should be your top four. Talented and deep group here. Will be strength of team.

FORWARDS: Hall will be drafted but there's a decent chance he returns to get stronger. Clock is running out on Islanders signing Theoret. If he doesn't sign, he'll be back. Athanasiou will likely have a monster year. That means the Colts should have a pretty potent top line with Hall, Theoret and Athanasiou. Their second line will be pretty good as well with Bradford in between Lemieux and MacDonald. If Colts move Lepkowski and don't acquire another overager, I'd love to see Brown get consideration for that third OA spot. He's a much better player than Fawcett. Team him up with Scott and Cash Seraphim and that's the makings of a pretty decent third line as well. I think Corson and Fawcett should be moved. Your fourth line could include Cordell James, Matthew MacLeod and this year's top pick Matthew Kreis. If Colts talk Kevin LeBlanc into coming he will be a top six forward. A real home run would be convincing Dallas Stars prospect Devin Shore to leave university and join Colts. He is a legit top line centre. Colts get these two and they are favourites in Eastern Conference.
This, of course does not include the two Europeans the club can draft. Not sure if Howie will fork over the cash to get legit big talents in import draft. At least getting one big scoring winger would be a key.
Agree with everything there. Looks good for next season. Lots of young talent coming in too. Should be another competitive colts team. Hawerchuk should be top priority right now.

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Here's a look at what Colts have coming back next season.
Coach: Dale Hawerchuk's 3-year deal is up and he needs to be resigned. This must be the first priority. Give him another 3-year deal and a big raise.

Goaltending: While the Colts could add a veteran goalie over summer, I won't be surprised to see them give Alex Fotinos a shot to prove himself early in season. If he struggles, they could go out and get a vet. I expect Alex will be just fine. Once he gets back-to-back starts he'll be just fine. I think they have a star netminder here. MacKenzie Blackwood will be the backup. He has tons of talent and should be a solid, young backup.

DEFENCE: Colts are loaded here for next season. If Lepkowski doesn't sign with Sabres, they will have him, Ekblad, Laser, Yuill, Dotchin, Webster and Garcia returning. I could see the Colts moving Lepkowski to get some scoring up front and make room for rookie prospect Rocky Kaura, who was selected in the 4th Rd this year and the team is high on. Ekbald, Laser, Dotchin and Yuill should be your top four. Talented and deep group here. Will be strength of team.

FORWARDS: Hall will be drafted but there's a decent chance he returns to get stronger. Clock is running out on Islanders signing Theoret. If he doesn't sign, he'll be back. Athanasiou will likely have a monster year. That means the Colts should have a pretty potent top line with Hall, Theoret and Athanasiou. Their second line will be pretty good as well with Bradford in between Lemieux and MacDonald. If Colts move Lepkowski and don't acquire another overager, I'd love to see Brown get consideration for that third OA spot. He's a much better player than Fawcett. Team him up with Scott and Cash Seraphim and that's the makings of a pretty decent third line as well. I think Corson and Fawcett should be moved. Your fourth line could include Cordell James, Matthew MacLeod and this year's top pick Matthew Kreis. If Colts talk Kevin LeBlanc into coming he will be a top six forward. A real home run would be convincing Dallas Stars prospect Devin Shore to leave university and join Colts. He is a legit top line centre. Colts get these two and they are favourites in Eastern Conference.
This, of course does not include the two Europeans the club can draft. Not sure if Howie will fork over the cash to get legit big talents in import draft. At least getting one big scoring winger would be a key.
Figure this is a great post to start up our 2014 *sigh* off-season thread...I'll quote and paste it there...

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...7#post66332397

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