WWGRD wrote:Can you give Caputi, Jeffrey, and CPZ a few years to develop?
Not to mention Moon, Veilleux then at D, Alex Grant (19 yrs old), Strait, Bortuzzo, Curry and Brown as capable NHL backups in the future. Considering what someone above said about 10 players being 24 and under, and a few extra players that will be ready in the next few years, I think we're just fine. The immediate defensive backlog is going to give the flexibility to deal some of those guys for more prospects and/or draft picks.
Amazing how unreasonable someone can be considering you're talking about a very young team one year removed from the Stanley Cup finals and one of the most consistent farm teams over the last 4 years. Having 10 guys, and a strong corps at that locked up long term, that's plenty of time to develop guys to fill in the gaps and hopefully you can get lucky with one of those future picks, or convert a pure offensive talent like CPZ or Moon to the wing that would compliment either Crosby or Malkin very well. Not to mention the coming of the Luca Caputi era.