Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Nyquist
Tatar - Sheahan - Alfredsson (Jurco)
Weiss - Legwand - Franzen
Miller - Helm - Abdelkader
Deepest group in the league there. We have 2nd lines and an amazing 1st. That 4th line can be counted on heavily too. Considering what we paid for Legwand I don't see us letting him walk just yet.
Weiss is a huge "?" - if we buy him out we are still overloaded once Mantha and Pulkkinen make the jump. Ideally he returns to form and makes us that much deeper.
Honestly, we can work a trade here - we have Jurco (ready) AND Mantha AND Pulkkinen (ready soon) along with Glendening/Andersson/Callahan/Ferraro all potentially being available for 4th line duty. In one year we will see Alfie gone, but that just bumps Jurco in. We still can move other players considering we have Mantha and Pulkkinen.
We are sof****** rich in forwards the possibilities are endless. We are also very deep in D prospects. The management have some scary decisions to make this offseason in terms of re-singing players and their contract lengths to avoid logjams in coming years.
One thing is clear - we ABSOLUTELY have no room for Cleary and Bertuzzi anywhere unless it is a organizational position doing something random.