I think smart money bets on OJ and Woo being good top 4's.
interesting comparison I'll put past you.
edler ehrhoff (two 50 point dmen)
Hamhuis bieksa (solid++ shut down)
Salo Ballard/rome/alberts/rookie tanev
that was more or less or defence when we made it to SCF game 7
the potential of something like
I think the latter has potential to be better. maybe less shutdown ability in that group but more offensive potential. hughes, oj, and woo have 50+ point potential, with hughes potentially being one of the greatest offensive defensemen of all time. also imo oj has a 60 point ceiling.
myers is big and can skate but is a bit of weak link defensively. doesnt necessarily put up gaudy numbers but has value.
stecher rathbone could end up as a bottom pair that would be a top 4 on most other teams, similar to the depth we had in 2011, maybe better.
nothings guaranteed with players that are still developing but I think championship potential is there.