Why isn't Filppula in your spreadsheet, and why is Cleary? Seems to me you handpicked the forwards that fit your agenda and left off the ones who didn't. (Parise/Hudler)
Flip could easily shoulder part of Datsyuk and Zetterberg's loads as they get older, as can guys like Nyquist or Parise if we are lucky enough to land him. Then you have a ton of prospects with potential and good depth guys who haven't been given a shot with the Wings yet, all of which can transition into the line-up in the same way D and Z did.
Also their names are Datsyuk, not Datsyk, and Fedorov not Federov.
Filppula is on the rise. No doubt about it. But 1 can not over come the decline in 5. The other thing with Filppula is he is about our only trade piece. Also a UFA next season. So we need to either move or resign. Either way works for me.