Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:04 PM
Its hard to say at this point (with the pending Lu trade) but as of now id say:
A very solid top 6 (Juice, Hammer, Edler, Garrison, Tanev, Ballard) but still in need of depth because we all know you can never have enough, I would also not turn down an acceptable Ballard trade, it would both free up some cap space and, if put together in the right package, could get us help on offence or an upgrade on D.
The first line is fine as usual, Sedins & Burr, second line could use a playmaker (Mueller?) but id personally be fine with seeing the AmEx line once again, Schroeder or maybe Lapierre could fill in while Kesler is out, third line is also not too much of an issue besides the need of an everyday centre, though Lappy has shown before that he is capable of stepping up, with Jensen/Kassian and Hansen on the wings, 4th line: Manny, Wiese and another fighter.
Schneider with a solid veteran back-up (likely Theodore). This will allow Lack to develop for another year in the AHL.
With the roster we have we can go into the season and easily challenge for another NW division title and hopefully a more successful playoff run. (EVERYTHING PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE LU TRADE)