Assuming that Crosby, Malkin, and Ovechkin are off the table, and you are starting a new NHL team, what are the 1 forward, 1 Dman, and 1 goalie you would take, assuming you have the pick of every roster player and every drafted prospect for all NHL teams?
I would probably say something like Giroux, Karlsson, and Price.
Best young forward, defenseman and goalie in the game.
Obviously you can go with either Doughty or Karlsson as best young defenseman. I personally prefer Doughty.
I see a lot of Rinne's, I think he is a tier below Price, and the jury is still out on Quick for me.
Stamkos is the best young forward and it shouldn't even be a question. There are a bunch of young forwards out there with an elite skill level (Tavares, Toews, Kane, RNH, etc) But Stamkos is a clear cut ahead.