you think they're going to fill the top line with young prospects? my guess is Dowell is captaining that team from the first line if he doesn't win a spot on the big team. Larsson get's second line center duty. Wings...too wide open.
no offense but dowell doesnt have the skill or offensive gifts to be first line material IMO. just doesnt seem to be his role
I'm not offended, and i certainly don't think he's better than Larsson (or at least will remain better than Larsson for long) but he has NA experience, is older, and just seems like a natural to mentor the kids. Of course i say this without knowing much about him. It just doesn't seem like something the Wild would do--stick a fresh fish into the premier role right away.
edit: though yeah, now that i review, he really doesn't look all that effective at the AHL level either. lead from the rear!