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Who should be the top 6 D for the wings in 2-3 years?

Apr 27, 2017 at 1:18 AM
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The wings are less than average on defence right now but have some decent prospects to be excited about.
Kronwall will be gone no matter what in a couple years, but aside from that there are a lot of question marks regarding everybody else.
Here is a list of defensemen that could be on the team in a couple years, please comment who you think should make up the top 6.
Dekeyser - Jensen - Ouellet - Hronek - Cholowski - Hicketts
Mcilrath - Renouf - Russo - Saarijarvi - Ericsson (unlikely) - Sproul - Green (unlikely)
a draft pick (Liljegren?)
free agent/trade (Trouba, Fowler)

Personally, I think it would be ideal to get one of the above as our top dman, and then hopefully the rest of the guys develop nicely. My ideal lineup would be:
Fowler - Hronek
Cholowski - Hicketts
Ouellet - Jensen
Saarijarvi
This would give us a young d corps with potential to become pretty good. It also means that the wings should try to start moving the other guys.
I'm hoping Kenny Holland at least has a vision for the d corps being younger in a couple years and starts freeing up room for these guys.
I'd love to hear what other wings fans think our future looks like at the position!
Apr 27, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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BreKel
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According to one poster on here, you will have a top pairing of Fowler-Trouba in 3ish years. Both players want to return home.
Jun 28, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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Mike Green
CaM Fowler From Anaheim
Nick Kronwell
Duncan Keith From Chicago
Martinez, Alec From Los Angeles
Markov, Andrei From Montreal
Jul 6, 2017 at 3:36 AM
#4
Go Wings
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2019-20
Trevor daley-Mike green
Dekeyser-Jensen
Cody fransen-brady skjei
Ouellete

2020-21
Skjei-Jensen
Dekeyser-saarijarvi
Russo-Ouellette
Hicketts
Jul 20, 2017 at 5:01 AM
#5
I'm a Skatman
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Quoting: Jaymac17
2019-20
Trevor daley-Mike green
Dekeyser-Jensen
Cody fransen-brady skjei
Ouellete

2020-21
Skjei-Jensen
Dekeyser-saarijarvi
Russo-Ouellette
Hicketts


keep dreaming about Skjei
Aug 19 at 12:03 PM
#6
Steve
Joined: Jul 2017
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A lot of the prospects in the system are promising, but none look to be elite talent or even sure fire 1st liners. Cholowski seems to have the highest ceiling but I doubt he’ll ever be a Norris candidate. I’d like to see Nyquist traded to Boston for Zboril and possibly a free agent signing/rights trade for Trouba. Moves like that and a possible top ten pick in 19’ draft for a Dman; I’d expect lines to look something like dis:
Cholowski - Trouba
DK - Zboril (or ‘19 pick; maybe Broberg or Honka)
Sulak - Hronek
Hicketts
 
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