I think Malholtra will regain his form. Having that solid 3rd line again would be amazing. I don't see Hansen's stock declining, kind of a weird assessment. Stoked for the rookies he mentioned though!
I also think Malhotra will have a bounce back year. He has added incentive because he's going into last year of a 3 year contract.
And a bigger factor will be that Manny will be healthy and have a full off season to get into shape. Last year he couldn't train in the off season because of his eye injury.