Though I don't think that we're going to have the horses to make a finals run this post-season (esp. with DeKeyser out), I have been quite impressed with our young core in the last two games, and to end the regular season. I don't think that next season is going to be the season either (too many bad contracts still on the books - M. Samuelsson, T. Bertuzzi, P. Eaves, K. Quincey, C. Colaiacovo). But the next season, I think, could be the season..
IF we can get Pavel to return for an extra season after his contract expires. IF we can retain the rest of our talent on expiring contracts. And IF we can add an elite goal-scoring wing and RH PP D-Man..
I think we could have a team that's good enough to win it all again, in two seasons.
What do you guys think? And where might we find that elite wing and defenseman?
J. Franzen-P. Datsyuk-???
V. Filppula-H. Zetterberg-D. Brunner
G. Nyquist-C. Jarnkrok-T. Tatar
J. Abdelkader-D. Helm-J. Andersson
C. Emmerton, J. Tootoo
*R. Sheahan, T. Pulkkinen, T. Jurco, M. Frk
D. DeKeyser-J. Ericsson
B. Smith-J. Kindl
*R. Sproul, X. Oullet