1. A goaltender to take over the #1 spot with authority. Hopefully Noronen so Miller can get the AHL time he needs.
2. Defense playing to its potential and a tough, top 4 warrior to bolster it all.
3. Connolly coming back from his concussion and outliving all previous expectations. Realistically, a few guys not named Briere, Hecht, or Dumont getting their act together and giving the goals they are more than capable of. For Santa's convenience, he should pick from Satan, Pyatt, Kotalik, Drury, Brown, and Afinogenov.