Our defense will be strong this year. We "lost" Emelin and Beaulieu and got Schlemko, Alzner, Morrow and Jerabek, who will surprise everyone I think. Markov needs to be signed, we would miss his breakout and PP passes, for sure. I remember Patches saying, that everyone wants to receive a pass form Marky when he becomes a hab. He must stay. PK will be great under CJ too, we already saw that last season and we have the best goalie in the world. I hope Galchenyuk will have a real breakout season as a center with Drouin and maybe Lehkonen. Second line with Patches - Danault - Gally (or even try Hemsky?) and two very good bottom lines with Shaw, Plekanec, Hudon, McCarron, Mitchell, DLR. One player everybody seems to forget is Paul Byron, he could score 20 goals again this year, we will see. I don't see why we should miss the playoffs, it would take a massive collapse.