Kopitar (25 years old)
O'Sullivan (27 years old)
Cammalleri (30 years old)
Frolov (30 years old)
Tukonen (26 years old)
Boyle (28 years old)
Brown (27 years old)
Lewis (25 years old)
hm: Pushkarev (27), Kanko (28), Parse (28)
Johnson (25 years old)
Petiot (30 years old)
Ryan (24 years old)
Bernier (24 years old)
Zatkoff (25 years old)
The only thing I'm certain on here is who will be the number 1 goalie. This of course assumes we keep everyone, as most of these guys will have hit UFA by 2012. Anyway, the forwards will be really difficult to play against, but that tiny defense will have its work cut out for it. Maybe Witt will still be around.
Chris Higgins (25-45-70) - Saku Koivu (20-45-65) - Alexander Perezhogin (35-30-65)
Mikhail Grabovski (35-35-70) - Ben Maxwell (15-45-60) - Andrei Kostitsyn (25-40-65)
Sergei Kostitsyn (20-30-50) - Tomas Plekanec (15-35-50) - Guillaume Latendresse (25-25-50)
Maxim Lapierre (10-20-30) - Kyle Chipchura (15-35-40) - Ryan White (5-20-25)
*Jonathan Ferland, Matthew D'Agostini, Mathieu Aubin
Andrei Markov (10-45-55) - Mike Komisarek (5-15-20)
David Fischer (5-25-30) - Mathieu Carle (20-45-65)
Alexei Emelin (0-15-15) - Ryan O'Byrne (0-10-10)
*Oskari Korpikari, JP Cote
B. Stuart-M. Stuart
Pretty tough to fill out the forwards after the Ks...the Bruins have much more depth in net and on the blue line up front.
Collins won't ever be here in 6 years, I think the guy is going to be a career minor leaguer/call up. Chara will be here longer then Stuart IMO. Im sure we will also have some first round picks in between now and then. Marchand has all the tools to be a very good checking player.
It's nearly impossible to tell what a team will look like in six years, I've never been a fan of predicting past 2-3 years for any given team. The Avalanche for example only have two players still remaining from their 2001 Stanley Cup winning team. It's only been 5 years, but you can see the huge amount of turnover a team can have.
Given the Salary Cap, it's almost guaranteed that you will only see a few select players as staple to any team, for example on the Avalanche I could see Stastny and Liles being staples to the team, even in six years.
whos next in line for Broduer, is it Ahonen and is he even good.....What about Kipper whe he gets old whos next in line to take his place
Ahonen is back in Finland, he's not in the plans. Doyle looks really good but he's 26 and will be 32 when Brodeur retires. Jordan Parise, Zach's brother, put up good numbers at UND and is playing in the AHL so we'll see how he turns out. Jeff Frazee is probably the goaltender with the best potential in the NJ system but he's still the backup with Minnesota and hasn't really established himself as we'd hoped after being drafted in '05. He's probably going to be fighting for a spot on the US WJC team.
NJ will probably draft a couple of goalies in the next couple of years to try and solve the depth problems in the organization.