Joined: Apr 2017
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
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!