We have a good amount of young D men in the organization currently that I would like to see play next year. I think a lot of them are coming up to the "make it or not" moment and that should be a really good thing. While I agree with many that our D has been very weak overall and last season was not a highlight for much. A new season is coming, a summer of training is available to them and I'm looking forward to see who can get the work done in the off season and step up when October comes around.
I think most can agree that we are currently hoping to have Hughes and Juolevi become our top 2 defensemen (not meaning they are paired together). Woo was a very exciting draft this year and I'm hoping he can be a solid top 4 down the road. Currently Edler and Tanev are our best D men on the team, but one will hopefully get traded and the other be taking a reduced role in the coming years (unlikely to trade both of them I think). I also hope we trade MDZ to a contender at the deadline and get a pick or decent prospect.
So currently with our pool of young(ish) defensemen who do you think has the potential to develop into a top 4? Who into a top 6? And who may be in that 7/8 spot or even bust and not make it?