Long topic I know. But have to start somewhere. If I was to take an uneducated guess on next years team I would start like this:
F: Datsyuk, Z, Weiss, tatar, Nyquist, Abby, Helm, Sheahan, Jurco, Andersson, TooToo, Miller, Glendenning, and Callahan. That is 14 guys that are signed or we control for next season.
D: Kronwall, Ericsson, Dekeyser, Smith, lashoff, Kindal, and a cheap vet for the 6/7 Dman. Again 7 players.
G: Howard and McCollum.
That pretty much fills the roster up and depletes GR. Of those 23 guys only 22 is a UFA IIRC.
Main prospects in GR for the 14/15 season:
F: Mantha, Jarnkrok, Nastasiuk, Frk and Pulkkinen.
D: Oullett, Sproul, marchenko, Jensen, Backman, and nedomlel.
Most if not all of those guys really need another year if not 2 in the minors.
F: 22 is out and Mantha is in. Only real change to the forward group.
D: let the 6/7 vet UFA we signed walk and replace with the most ready of the young Dmen. Prefer it be a RHed shot.
G: No changes yet.
propsects in GR:
Mantha moves up and guys like McKee, McNulty, Wheaton, Pope, and maybe a 2014 1st move in. also, thanks to the new CBA we will be losing prospects to waivers faster than before.
More years to come.......