If Staal re-signs for reasonable amount (3.5mills max),there will be a 3mills approx.for a new winger next season in salary cap space. So we could get a decent winger for Sid. Kennedy has potential to be good winger for Sid also,but he hadnt had a chance yet to prove it.
I would try that line down the road,with Dupuis - Crosby - TK,if Pascal keeps up with recent play and Satan will be still in a scoring crisis..
I would love to see next year if Caputi explodes in camp,get LW spot with Sid,Jeffrey and Wallace keeps playing like they are and we dont have to spent any more money for doubtful streaky wingers for top lines and also 3-4th lines. But we also must re-sign Sykie,he is still better than Satan.
With a forward depth chart like this for next year - I think we can be satisfied
C : Malkin, Crosby, Staal, Zigomanis, Jeffrey
RW : Sykora, Kennedy, Cooke, Wallace, Taffe, Godard
LW : Dupuis, Caputi, Talbot, Minard, Pesonen, Bizz
LW is maybe a little bit doubtful,but if Jeffrey proves himself,he can be 3rd line C or even if that wouldnt work out yet,Talby can play 3rd line C and Staal gets LW spot on top lines,which i think they should try eventually,we cant be paying big bucks(3-4mills) for 3rd liners..
Soo in best scenario without any additions via UFA or trades:
Staal - Crosby - Kennedy
Dupuis - Malkin - Sykora
Caputi (for a start) - Jeffrey - Cooke
Talbot - Zigomanis - Wallace
x - Godard
Caputi - Crosby - Kennedy
Staal - Malkin - Sykora
Dupuis - Talbot - Cooke
Jeffrey - Ziggy - Wallace
but that is just too much planning for next year already
but we just love to do that