ramcharger440 Posted April 21 Report Share Posted April 21 So this was a pretty good year for us to develop young players as there was a lot of open slots for them! We have some good young players in key spots and a few vets on the way out as I don't see Drouin coming back and Byron is done also on D I would think Wideman will be gone and they must be looking to make some kind of move with Eddy. There may be some trades of younger assets that they don't feel will fit down the road for others that fill a need as well. At center we are stronger than we have been for years with Zuke Dach Dvo and Evans. there is constant talk of PLD and do we want to upgrade Dvo and or Evans? I am sure we always want to upgrade but does it make sense right now? Wing is kind of interesting, we will have CC and RHP has shown he can hit the back of the net! Anderson was playing very well at the end of the year Slaf could fit in somewhere heck even Hoff had an ok season as much as I don't care for his play! Gally was good when he was not playing hurt but can we even count on him anymore? and I am not sold on Gurianov although he has a lot of talent. as for the fourth line we seem to have a good core of energy guys that have proven they can fill out the lower end of the lineup and provide a bit of offence too. There are some young guns who need to show us more but overall I think wing is an area we need to get much stronger at we don't need any more Armia types! Defence is another area that is interesting we had a great season to evaluate the young talent we have and for the most part they were really good for first year players! We need to balance that lineup more as we have guys playing the wrong side more often than we would like and this is where I could see us moving a really good prospect for another one that fits our puzzle better. My hope is that we move on from Eddy asap to get as many of the young guys playing sooner and gaining the experience to be ready to contend with the rest of the team. Once the draft is over we will probably have a better picture of what the team will look like next season but if we can get better on the wing perhaps an upgrade at center and balance our D pairings a bit better The team will be that much better. Even with all the injuries and AHL players and pretty much a rookie Dcorps we got more point this year than last! if we keep moving forward year after year like that our rebuild will be shorter than some think and it will be solid too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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