Father Ryan Posted January 29, 2017 Share Posted January 29, 2017 When saying "future", I'm thinking 3+ years down the road, about the time when it looks like a consensus of us on CDC figure this team will be not only playoff material, but also starting to sniff around at the Cup. So...with only players in system: Baer - Horvat - Boeser Fairly good 1st line, not quite an offensive powerhouse, but with Horvat there (and likely captain) this will be a top notch two-way line, with Boeser capable of scoring 30+, Horvat scoring 65-75 points, and Baer chipping in about 25/25/50 Virtanen - Sutter - Granlund Good second line, also two way, quite fast, all three of them capable of 20-25 goals Eriksson - Gaudette - Lockwood Basically a slightly less talented and younger version of the 2nd line, though likely a bit faster Gaunce - Cassels - Labate Gritty 4th line, plays a possession game, but barely capable of scoring 15 goals in a season combined. Possible weakness here Juolevi - Tryamkin Gruut becomes a dominant force, allowing Juolevi to play all over the ice ? - Stetcher Will need a banger to accompany him, but Stetcher will lead the back end in points, scoring 40-45 yearly Hutton - Guddy/? Question is, do we keep Guddy or will his $$$ demands outreach his play? Hutton scores 25-30 yearly, playing QB on the #2 PP. Demko The unquestioned #1 goalie, playing about 55 games yearly Markstrom Settles in at #2, realizing that he stands a better chance at a Cup here as a #2, than being a #1 somewhere else and never getting close Coach Big surprise here. Willie gets through the 16-17 season, comes back for one more. We lose Travis Green to (___), BUT...Manny Malhotra gains the complete respect of not only Bo, both also Linden and Benning, after Bo and Sutter finish the 17-18 season with FO percentages north on 55%, giving us a great PK. Manny becomes the head coach for the 18-19 season. (Alright, this is prognostication, and no one said we can't have a little fun!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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