-And the role players (J. Green, MCAllister, Murray)
I don't know, maybe it's the night, but I'm excited for the future. For all the doors that are closing, maybe the biggest one is opening?
Tyutin, Balej, Pock, Rachunek, Ortmeyer and Murray I would think are sure bets. I still think Lundmark is trade fodder on draft day. Blair Betts will probably prevent Mike Green from making next year's team.
Kondratiev and Immonen are two HUGE sleepers... they were 2 of my favorites when they were leafs and I will continue to root for them as rangers. Immonen, I think has the potential to come out of nowhere and surprise many, but with size issues he still may never make it to the show. I see him as a hit or miss (he does have the potential to be a skilled playmaker 2nd liner/3rd liner), he does play with intensity and has carried JYP this year. Kondratiev will be back in the NHL, dont listen to Glen Healy, he still needs to bulk up a bit but give him time and I think possibly by 2005 he will be a lock on your top 4/5. I think he could really use next year to adjust more to the North American game though before making the rangers, but he doesnt seem keen on playing in the AHL. Also, please dont rush Immonen. please.