To me its more likely we'll groom a superstar than all would make it. If one did, Schneider, Edler, Jensen and stab in the dark McNally would be my picks in order of chance...
To me Schneider has a very realistic crack and I would be pleasantly surprised if Edler evolved to that level. I see him as an exceptionally solid, but occasional all star not a superstar. On D you need either punishing size (Chara, Weber, Pronger) or breakout speed and puck handling to rush the puck (Niedermeyer, Doughty, Letang) as a hallmark. Edler hits, but does move bodies in front of the net nor is have significant speed. But? McNally is a dark horse, as rushing the puck is his signature, although it's waaaayyy early... Jensen has size, decent speed and skills, so there are fundamentals in place, but he has yet to be dynamic in junior or anything, just solid.
Kassian, Gaunce, Jensen, Schroeder, Mallet should all be top six players some day or top 9 at worst Connauton, Price, McNally, Andersson, Corrado will likely not turn into stars but i expect them to be quality defencemen at the NHL level. Lack is almost NHL ready and Cannata is from Massachusetts and was one of the best goalies in all of US Collage Hockey... hmmm, who does this remind me of? the team doesn't need prospects projected to become 'superstars', we have a lot of solid prospects with good potential in the system.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 16 August 2012 - 04:11 PM.