|POSTED ON AUGUST 17, 2011 AT 11:00 PM|
Strong down the middle.
Strong down the wing.
Strong on D.
Stong in Goal.
Very Strong prospects and Potential!
The team is lead by three centers in Paul Stastny, Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly. A combination of talent, consistency, defense and a huge future.
Milan Hedjuk, David Jones and Brandon Yip flank the right side, and littel star power on the left with T.J. Galiardi, Peter Mueller and Daniel Winnik on the left. The player that makes things interesting will be Gabriel Landeskog who is expected to make the team. If he performs well, this team will be tough to play against. Joey Hishon is another player that could make the jump but regarless, is a big peice of the future.
The defense will be lead by Eric Johnson who should be alot better this time around, Kyle Quincey and Matt Hunwick. Gaunce and Siemens are huge for the future.
Goaltending has depth, a veteran presence, youth and skill in Gigure and Varlamov. Calvin Pickard is the future and may see time if Giggy finds shelf again.
Should be a good team out of the gates but may again wear down as so many players are young and not fully developed. I have them in the playoffs.
Hedjuk, Stastny, Jones
Landeskog, Duchene, Yip
Winnik, O'Reilly, Galiardi
Mauldin, Porter, Kobasew