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10-14-2010, 03:15 PM
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Brightest Future?

At this point, what team has the brightest future? Best prospects?

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10-14-2010, 03:37 PM
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Kings, Avs, Oilers.

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I tried but I couldn't tell the future.

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I think I've seen this topic a few times. A few teams. LA looks really good. They have great guys at all positions.

Avs looks good.

Oilers could look good, but they aren't like the Kings where they don't have studs on D and a up and coming goalie yet.

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10-14-2010, 03:55 PM
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Pittsburgh and Washington anyone? I'd rather have two of the league's top 5-10 players (including #1 and #2) than pretty much any collection of prospects.

However, if you want to include others who weren't contenders last year, I like the way LA and Edmonton look. I also think Florida is going to be scary in a few years (Gunbransson, Kulikov, Weiss, Frolik, Booth, Markstrom, Bjugstad, Ellerby, Robak, +Larsson/RNH/Courtier+whatever they get for Vokoun)

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Columbus or Edmonton

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10-14-2010, 04:18 PM
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Dont forget about St Louis, the future is very bright for that team.

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10-14-2010, 04:23 PM
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Washington. They have a lot of depth and they are still very young. Not to mention they have two top ten forwards.

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10-14-2010, 04:23 PM
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NYI, Colorado, and Edmonton.

The Islanders will most likely be a dangerous team when they are fully healthy, if it ever happens

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10-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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people not mentioning the islanders are just lying to them selves

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10-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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Chicago is up there


Alot of young Talent + Studs on roster, and have a Great Prospect Pool (Guys Playing Like Leddy, guys not Like Morin, Beach, Pirri, Kruger, Oslen, Lalonde, Makarov)

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10-14-2010, 04:28 PM
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I think in four years Florida's going to be a good team. No doubt they're going to get another lottery pick this year to really help out with that. Hopefully their prospects pan out though, would really suck to go through all that and not come out any better.

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10-14-2010, 04:32 PM
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Washington, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philly, Vancouver. I'll be surprised if anyone's precious Oilers or Avs are as good as any of the 5 teams above in 5 years even.

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Homer vote for Washington. They have both top young talent already in the NHL, as well as a very strong group of prospects.

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10-14-2010, 04:37 PM
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I'd say Washington aswell.

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10-14-2010, 04:39 PM
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You can't count out the Ducks. The top line is all young, and Fowler is already showing he was a steal at 12. Gardiner and Sbisa will be well adjusted by then, and we have a couple 2nd line players to come in and finish out the top 6 after Koivu/Selanne/Blake move on. Also have some good 2 way guys almost ready in Macenuer/McMillan/Bodie/Beleskey.

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10-14-2010, 04:41 PM
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Washington, Chicago and Pittsburgh are my guesses.

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10-14-2010, 04:46 PM
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Kings

Kopitar-23 years old
Brown-25 years old
Bernier-22 years old
Clifford-19 years old
Doughty-20 years old
Johnson-23 years old
Loktionov-20 years old
Quick-24 years old
Schenn-19 years old
Simmonds-22 years old

And prospects we have...

Forbort, Moller, Hickey, Holloway, Teubert, Deslaurier, Jones, and Voynov.

Obviously not all of them will pan out...but were certainly looking good for awhile.

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10-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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1. Pittsburgh - Crosby, Malkin, Staal & MAF
2. LA - Brown, Kopitar, Scheen, Doughty, Johnson, Quick & Bernier. The only team with 2+ high-end young forwards, defensemen and goalies
3. Washington - Varlamov, Green, Carlson, Ovechkin, Backstrom, & Fleischmann

Those are the clear cut top-3 if you ask me. Other teams have clear wholes like Boston (no young stud defensemen), Edmonton (no young stud goalie or defenseman), Philadelphia (aging defense with no stud young defenseman and no goaltending at all), Chicago (goalie), NYI (goalie), etc.

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10-14-2010, 05:04 PM
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For the near future I'll go with L.A

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10-14-2010, 05:12 PM
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I'm gonna say Minnesota... we're looking at the next 3+ years in the lottery. 5-10 years from now, we should be dominant!

Seriously - how can Tampa get no love? Any team with Stamkos and Hedberg should at least get an honorable mention.

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10-14-2010, 05:18 PM
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Kings and Oilers come to mind. Great young talent on the teams, and decent prospects coming up the pipe.

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