Jun. 22, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BigBadBurke</b></div><div>I'm not trying to be facetious in any way, but, what youth movement exactly? They play Josi & Ekholm 25min+ a night and have Granlund Forsberg Duchene and Johansen at around 19-22min with usually no other forward surpassing the 14-15min mark. What are you seeing that I'm not</div></div>
Rinne retired. Jarnkrok left in expansion. Ellis and Arvidsson were traded. Aside from getting a backup goalie, they didn't add any vet UFAs in the off-season to replace the outgoing ones (Richardson, Haula, Gudbranson, etc), like they usually would. Young players like Novak and Tomasino made the team for the first time. Others like Carrier, Trenin and Jeannot have seen increased roles this season. Though the Preds are taking it slow with them, Myers and Glass are in the mix too.
NSH was the 4th oldest team in the league two years ago. They're at 22nd now. NSH isn't throwing all their young players to the wolves, but they're integrating them into the lineup more and more.