we have top line talent, or even top line prospects on this team or even in this organization?
we all talk about how we need the un-producing vets to be traded or simply retire to make room for our youth movement, as i do agree that the majority of our vets need to go somewhere that is not here, i really dont see any bright future in our youth at the moment.
With the exception of Crosby, Malkin, Fluery we dont really have much else. If you look at winning teams, they are made up of two potent scoring lines, and a 3rd and 4th line that can contain the oppositions top lines while producing on occasion. I really cannot find anyone in our system that will be able to fill these top lines.
Our 3rd and 4th lines are gonnna be stacked with feisty, energy guys that will go out and give it their all like Talbot, Armstrong, Murley, Carcillo, Stone and maybe even Endicott.
But honestly does anyone believe that Ouellet, Surovy, Malone even Christensen are going to be able to play top line minutes consistently?
And anyone that argues that we still have talent in WBS in my opinion is sorely mistaken, we have already called up everyone that we can, and they just cant cut it.
With this being said...i hope that we have a shot at drafting Kessel, he may be an immature puck hog that likes to show boat, but i think that me be just what we need to play top line minutes alongside Crosby or Malkin. We need an outright goalscorer, someone that only knows how to do that, and just that...someone from the Ovechkin or Kovalchuk mold.